Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal accompanied by fatigue,sleep,memory and mood issues.Fibromyalgia amplifies pain by affecting the way your brain processes brain signals.

Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

- Chronic muscle pain,Muscle spasms,or tightness.

-Moderate to severe fatigue and decreased energy

-Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep

-Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long

-Difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks "fibro fog"

-abdominal pain,bloating,and nausea

-Tension or migraine headaches

-Jaw and facial tenderness

-sensitivity to odors,medications,foods,cold,noise,and lights.

-feeling anxious or depressed

-numbness or tightening in the body

-muscle pain after exercising or reduced tolerance for exercise

-feeling of swelling when there is no swelling in the arms or feet.

Causes Of Fibromyalgia

there are no clear consensus on the causes of Fibromyalgia.Fibromyalgia is far more common in women,it could be due to women having 7 times less serotonin in their brains.some scientists theorize that stress and or lack of exercise can be a cause of Fibromyalgia.Another theory suggests that microtrauma can cause Fibromyalgia.insomnia could be another cause for Fibromyalgia due to less serotonin being produced making you more sensitive to pain.Mental health issues does not cause Fibromyalgia but depression and anxiety may worsen Fibromyalgia.A theory is that Fibromyalgia is hereditary or passed down from the mother,a gene could of been affected causing people to react intensely to stimuli that most people would not perceive as painful.

Treatments

-cymbalta is an antidepressant used for alleviating pain by restoring 2 natural chemicals in your body called serotonin and norepinephrine. these chemicals affect mood and relieve pain.

-Lyrica is another antidepressant that helps decrease the numbers of nerve signals that helps alleviate pain.

-Savella is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.Savella increases levels of neurotransmitters that helps relieve pain,help memory, and reduces fatigue.

Side Affects

-cymbalta: Dry mouth,Nausea,drowsiness,increased sweating.

-Lyrica: Blurred vision,Drowsiness,weight gain,dry mouth,fluid retention in body.

-savella: headache,drowsiness,swelling in hand and feet,insomnia,hot flashes,weight gain.

Although Fibromyalgia is not as dangerous as some other ailments it still needs to be recognized and studied to help people suffering from Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia
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