What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia also called Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). It is a common neurologic
health problem. It can be long-term condition of muscular pain in human body. It
can be as well as widespread pain. Although people with have fibromyalgia may
also have, muscular stiffness, extreme tiredness (fatigue), and also can be
increases sensitivity to pain. It most often starts in middle adulthood but can
occur in the teen year. Researchers found, that it can be amplifies painful
sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain alerts.
Causes Of Fibromyalgia.
 It affects two-four percent of people, especially women more often than
men.
 Researchers believe it is not an inflammation based disease.
 There is no test to detect this disease but doctors recommend you may
need lab tests or X-rays to rule out.
 Researchers believe there is no cure but properly medications can reduce
symptoms in some people.
 Sleep problems (waking up un-refreshed) can be reason of fibromyalgia.
 It can be cause of damage of memory and power of thinking.
 Affected person may feel better with proper self-care such as exercise and
healthy sleep.

Why Does It Hurt?
Researchers believe repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people with
fibromyalgia to change. This change involves an abnormal increase in levels of
certain chemicals in the brain that signal pain (neurotransmitters). In addition, the
brain's pain receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become
more sensitive, meaning they can overreact to pain signals.

you feel better on an everyday basis and give you a sense of control over your
fibromyalgia.
Medication.
Doctors probably want to prescribe medications aimed at reducing pain, daytime
fatigue, and improving sleep. Sometimes a single medication can help in more
than one area, but responses vary with each patient. While the FDA has approved
three medications for fibromyalgia pain, your options should not be restricted to
these drugs. There are many medication options on the market for easing your
symptoms that are not specifically approved for fibromyalgia. For example,
Neurontin (gabapentin) is a cousin of Lyrica that has been shown to be effective
for the treatment of fibromyalgia. In fact Neurontin may work as well as Lyrica
and its generic version is a lot cheaper.

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