Friday, January 25, 2008

Fibromayalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that I know a lot of people heard of from tv or such. I have a friend and a sister that has this condition. There are people that doesn't really understand what it feels like. You might have this or know someone that does. Fibromyalgia, What is it? It is a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness and tenderness of muscles, tendons, joints, restless sleep, anxiety, depression - formerly known as fibrositis.

Causes are unknown but it affects more women than men.

There are tender points- around neck, elbows, knees, hips, shoulders and sides of breastbone.

Signs and Symptoms- musculoskeletal pain, severe fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep- usually have no problem getting to sleep but wake up during the night and can't go back to sleep.

Diagnosing- Usually a rule out procedure to make sure it is not some other condition such as hypothyroidism for example.

Treatment - Combination of education, stress reduction, exercise and medications.

You can get more detailed information at

http://www.medicinenet.com/fibromyalgia/article.htm

Observing my sister and my friend it is very painful. There are days when they can't get out of bed. It is almost like having a bad case of flu with the body aches. There are certain things they can't do because it aggravates the symptoms. Everyone does not experience the same degree of pain but it is there. If you or anyone else you know are having these symptoms then I suggest going to a doctor and start getting some treatment. On this note I will good luck.







Ladyhawkcj

2 comments:

Khürt said...

My wife went through a really bad episode recently. None of her pain medications were working. It is a disconcerting to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of my wife throwing up in the bathroom. The pain had caused severe nausea. There was little I could do except sit and wait.

If you don't mind please take a look over at http://fibromyalgia.ning.com. It is a social networking community for people touch with fibromyalgia.

Hailey said...

Hi, I'm one of many people suffered much pain of Fibromyalgia. I went from doctor to doctor to look for answers regarding my condition. It's really difficult to lead a normal life having this kind of illness.

I agree with your suggestion Ladyhawkcj, it is right to go to a doctor who knows how to handle this illness for you to know if it's really a symptoms of fibromyalgia. Then start getting treatment to heal the pain.

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