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Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder that may cause widespread pain in the muscles as well as joint stiffness, nerve pain, unrefreshing sleep, and exhaustion. Patients with Fibromyalgia may also present with digestive disorders and balance problems as well as mild cognitive impairment. What causes Fibromyalgia is yet unknown, though the medical community increasingly recognizes that Fibromylagia involves both sensitization and dysregulation of the central nervous system and its responses to pain stimuli. Fibromyalgia affects primarily women but may also affect men. Fibromyalgia pain is considered chronic, though it can fluctuate.
Currently, there are no definitive laboratory tests based on bloodwork to diagnose Fibromyalgia. Doctors instead rely on clinical observation and symptom reporting from patients for diagnosis. Tests to exclude diseases with similar symptoms such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis are also performed before a Fibromyalgia diagnosis is confirmed.
Although there is presently no cure, symptoms can be managed with a whole-body approach through the use of prescription medications, coping and stress-relieving strategies such as meditative and psychological therapies, and the maintenance of quality sleep, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
Hi AllI'm happy to be a part of this site. I have been suffering with various ailments for the last 12 years and was finally diagnosed 3 months ago when I took a big down turn. My symptoms now are constant chronic pain in my back and hips that just…Continue
i am taking prestig 50 amd amitriplyn 37.5 and 0.5 clonozepam dr want me to add gabapentin and I am affraid .amitriplyn +gapentin+clonozepam?Please help going krazyI don't even know how take this kokteil?=Continue
Good morning, all. I'm new to this site, but not new to fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed when I was 21, I'm now 25. Both my parents were diagnosed with it when I was in my teens, as well.I had been keeping okay up until a few weeks ago when I started…Continue
i am on PRISTIQ 50 MORNING NIGHT 37,5 AMITRIPLYN /+0.5 CLONOZEPAM IT WORK ON GOOD DAY BUT WHEN FLARE STARTS NOTHING REALLY WORK I ALSO HAVE TIZADINADE 4 MG ,YRSTERSAY WAS WORKING 2 PER DAY NOT SURE WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE PLEASE HELP,GET TO ER…Continue
Hi everyone! I am feeling frustrated today. I am so tired of the ups and downs of fibro. One day i am taking pain meds all day, the next day i am having aches and pains and just pushing through. Then I wake up the following day feeling ok then about…Continue
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