Fibromyalgia – What You Need to Know

In simple words, fibromyalgia is indicated as the pain of muscles and bones. The classic clinical manifestations of this condition are widespread muscle as well as joint pain with lethargy. The condition affects every one of 20 individuals on a global scale, which makes for a high prevalence rate of the condition. In the UK alone, there are 1.76 million individuals that are affected by muscle and joint conditions.

The Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Burning, twitching, muscle pain, or tightness
  • Low pain threshold or some tender points of the body
  • Draining lethargy in the body
  • Trouble in memorizing and concentrating referred to Fibro Fog
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression

The Causes of Fibromyalgia

Common causes of fibromyalgia include having another disease such as inflammation in the body, infection, or arthritis. Depression or anxiety might also lead to this condition. PTSH or emotional abuse can also lead to this condition. You rarely perform any kind of exercise. Other members of your family have this condition. Moreover, it is more prevalent in females than males.

The Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia

Some of the medicines designed for treating the condition include the following:

  • Duloxetine
  • Pregabalin
  • Milnacipran

These are some of the medicines used to treat fibromyalgia. However, NSAIDs and other OTC medications are also sometimes used to provide relief from pain. Opioids are also used in some conditions, but these might make you dependent, and therefore, they are not much use in the long run.

Some lifestyle modifications, such as including exercise, which is moderate in intensity, yoga, and tai-chi, are helpful to provide protection against the condition. Some people might also consider going for ancient techniques such as acupuncture to get relief from the stress points of the body that are causing pain and different symptoms such as lethargy.

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