What is fibromyalgia? — Fibromyalgia is a condition where people feel musculoskeletal pain all over the body and some times aggravated when touched. The exact cause is not known.
Can fibromyalgia be cured? —It is difficult to treat and get rid of the symptoms in majority of cases. Fibromyalgia does not get worse over time, and it is not life-threatening.
Other symptoms of fibromyalgia. — People with fibromyalgia often say they feel tired all the time and that sleep does not help them to get relax. They can also have:
- Generalized muscle pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Stomach pain
- alteration of bowel habits (loose motion or constipation)
- Pain in the bladder
- non specific back pain
Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia — There is no specific test is there to confirm the diagnosis. The diagnosis is based on purely clinical.
- Muscle pain all over their body
- Severe tenderness in at least 11 of the 18 known"tender points" of fibromyalgia.
Sometimes doctors diagnose fibromyalgia without checking for the number of tender points a person has. This might happen if the person has many areas that feel painful, and is bothered a lot by symptoms that are often caused by fibromyalgia. Some of these symptoms include feeling tired when getting up in the morning and during the day, and having trouble thinking clearly.
How is fibromyalgia treated? — There are medicines and strategies to help with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. But there is no one treatment that works for everyone. In general, treatment can include:
●Medicines to relieve pain, improve sleep, or improve mood
Medicines like Duloxetine, Pregabaline, Milnacipran helps to some extent for pain in fibromyalgia
●Physical therapy to learn exercises and stretches
- should aware that it is not life threatening
Tips to live happy? — Be active. Morning Walk, exercise, socialization, swimming, can all help to reduce muscle pain. You should not to be too negative about your life. Do your best to be positive.