Careful For What You Wish For
Children are young and have yet to develop the ability to know when something they want or think they want might not be in their best interest. Take a child’s obsessive need for sweets and all things junk food, they beg and beg for snacks and treats and then when they are given them they eat an overabundance making his or herself sick on their stomach. As the night carries on the child is reminded why it is not a good idea to eat crap all day long. Even as adults there are times we do not realize that something we want is bad for us until it is too late.
When it comes to our personal health and wellbeing it is easy to get personally involved and want to have a say in what happens to our body even when we may not know as much as the medical professionals overseeing our health. A medical professional has the training and knowledge on what tips and techniques would work best to help assist in whichever condition you the individual may have been diagnosed with.
One Condition You Might Need Help With
Fibromyalgia is a miserable chronic condition that affects millions of people and without a treatment plan the patient could find his or herself suffering to move about freely. Fibromyalgia is chronic condition that sets off widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness that has lasted for at least a period of 3 months. Fibromyalgia is characterized by one thing – pain.
Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
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 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 next day. The painful spots on the body are referred to as tender spots and are felt in the various locations we have already 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 and 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 with symptoms like: muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nerve pain, twitching and even occasional palpations along. The frustrating part about fibromyalgia is that the symptoms are only one painful aspect of this condition. Fibromyalgia comes with other life complications that have been known to leave serious and even permanent effects on the body.
Fibromyalgia can have a lifelong effect on the body and so can the treatment that the patient chooses. Using a treatment plan such as prescription medication can have a negative effect on the body and serious side effects are common with their usage. A few of the following side effects that one might experience would include:
- Tightness In The Chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- Unusual Hoarseness
- Chest Pain
- Difficult or painful urination
- Excessive Sweating
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Loss of coordination
- Mood or mental changes (example: depression)
- Red, blistered, swollen or peeling skin
- Severe dizziness or light-headedness
- Severe or persistent headache
- Slow or shallow breathing
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors