Most of the clients coming to my husband for consultation about a muscle pain come out diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
This condition is very unpleasant to have and leads to pain throughout your whole body. What follows is troubles sleeping, remembering things, and mood swings.
Before I look deeply inside this condition, it’s important for me to let you know that this condition is still not fully understood.
Medical researchers have a definition for this condition. They say that something messes up in your brain and causes it to overreact to minor signals from the nerves in the entire body.
The exact reason for this is unknown, but they are positive that stress, hormones, physical trauma or bacterial infections could trigger it.
The number of people suffering from this condition is already alarming. More than 12 million people have this condition.
However, there are still many people out there who are not aware of this. They don’t know they probably have this disease developing in their body.
That’s why I’m here to try and clear things up. In the next couple of minutes, I’ll try to bring fibromyalgia closer to you.
Who can be affected by Fibromyalgia:
Everyone. Nobody is safe from this disease. People of any age, race, or gender.
Most of the individuals who have this condition develop it sometimes in middle age. Noticing it in kids or teenagers is rare, but it could happen.
It’s most common among women. Rough calculations show that 9 out of 10 people who are suffering from this condition are female.
Female hormones are more prone to fibromyalgia. People with rheumatic diseases like lupus are more likely to develop this condition.
In the end, individuals who have a history in their family with fibromyalgia are more apt to get it in their life.
The most common symptom that gives the first possible clue of Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain.
Have you ever heard someone say that she feels like her body hurts so much that she will collapse?
This pain is constant and spreads through the body. Some women even feel tender points where a bigger pain is felt if you apply pressure.
Even if they sleep a lot, people with this condition are often fatigued because the pain makes it harder for them to sleep peacefully.
What’s the difference between Fibromyalgia Pain and Muscle Pain?
People have a lot of trouble to determine whether they are suffering from fibromyalgia or pure muscle pain caused by a muscle strain or other issue.
The fibromyalgia is constant and more widespread pain than the other types of pain.
It occurs simultaneously on the left and right side of the body and both above and bellow the waist.
The pain caused by a specific injury is felt only on that particular part of your body.
You can feel the Fibromyalgia pain on both the body surface and deep within your body.
For the pain to be qualified as this condition, it needs to last for more than three months.
If you are experiencing a pure muscle pain, it should go away with simple stretching exercises focusing on the painful area.
The fibromyalgia attacks with multiple pain types at once. It’s a mix of dull pain, acute pain, throbbing pain, burning pain, and searing.
The brain is misinterpreting minor pain from nerves.
How to treat it?
I usually give you natural ways of preventing something, but this time is different.
As I mentioned at the beginning, researchers are still looking for the proper cause and solution for this condition.
There is no cure for treating the actual condition. However, there are several ways to improve the pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Pain medication like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can reduce the pain. Doctors say that the drugs to prevent epilepsy seizures are also linked with reducing the pain of fibromyalgia.
Your doctor may give you a prescription for a particular pain medication to help you deal with the pain.
Furthermore, limiting caffeine intake and avoiding strenuous exercises might also be a way to limit your pain without medication.
And of course, healthy lifestyle, regular and gentle stretching exercises, and avoiding stress is the road to lowering the intensity and frequency of this painful condition.
I hope I helped you understand and make a difference between both of these circumstances.
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