Between The Symptoms And Life Complications Misery Is Full Blown
Staying out in the sun all day without any sun protection could lead to a severe sun burn, but to add sun poisoning, mosquito bites and dehydration to the list of miserable conditions an individual could find his or herself unable to maneuver without experiencing pain and discomfort. Over time a sun burns stops stinging, peels and new skin grows over it, this is how the body heals itself after sunburn. Wouldn’t it be nice if the body always found a way to heal itself and little to no pain was ever felt?
In reality life is not without some misery, there are those days when the pain is minimal but for those that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia the pain being endured on a daily basis is anything but minimal. Medical professionals believe that fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal conditions that occurs and is often summarizes or characterized by body wide pain. Wikipedia says that fibromyalgia is considered to be a musculoskeletal disease or neuropsychiatric condition. The pain of fibromyalgia is difficult to explain mainly due to the wide spread pain felt that stems from the soft tissue in the joints and muscles.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia range from moderate to severe and is described as widespread musculoskeletal pain which often goes hand in hand with extreme moments of fatigue, memory difficulties and fluctuating mood swings and behaviors. It would be safe to say that with twelve million sufferers fibromyalgia is a common syndrome.
Body-wide pain is often hard to clarify and give specifics of when it seems as though the pain is being felt everywhere, but in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia there has to be some type of specifications that are particular to or belong only with this condition, one would hope. The pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia of fibromyalgia is most commonly felt in the soft tissue, muscle, tendons and joints. Soft tissue is located in several spots on the body such as the elbow, neck, back, knees, shins, hips and shoulders. The pain is often felt the most at night and the individual suffering from the pain often struggles to find time to sleep and once he or she finally falls asleep the night is often interrupted from the pain and the fibromyalgia patient wakes up stiff, uncomfortable and just plain miserable. The painful spots on the body are referred to as tender spots and are felt in the various locations mentioned. The pain will start in a location such as the knee and then spread out to include the whole leg.
The pain or feelings that correspond with fibromyalgia have been described as a:
- Deep Ache
- Shooting Pain
- Burning Pain
- Painful Joints
- Numbness And Tingling in the hands and feet
The painful sensations mentioned are felt in areas of the body where soft tissue exists and soft tissues exist in eighteen different places on the body. If you were to stop for a moment and consider just how many areas of the body are surrounded by soft tissue than the realization of just how painful land uncomfortable fibromyalgia is might sink in a little more. The following is only a few of the places where soft tissue predominates and where fibromyalgia pain could be felt.
- Rib Cage
Fibromyalgia and pain are often simultaneous and the fibromyalgia patient struggles on a daily basis symptoms like muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nerve pain, twitching and even occasional palpations along with other life complications.
The issue of fibromyalgia complicates everyday mobility, an individual that has been diagnosed with this miserable condition wakes up every morning feeling stiff and finds it difficult to move his or her limbs this makes mobility throughout the day difficult until the pain lessens and limbs become more flexible. Because pain is the common denominator of fibromyalgia other areas of life become complicated such as an individual’s ability to sleep. Sleep disturbance is only one area where life becomes complicated the aching of the muscles can prevent the patient from being able to physically relax and allow sleep to sweep over him or her. Sleep is not the only life complication that an individual will have to endure There are others such as:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Memory or Cognitive Problems
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Impaired Speech