Cracking The Code Of Fibromyalgia
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? There is something exciting about looking for clues and trying to put the pieces together in hopes of solving to problem, but when it comes to one’ s health mystery is not what one wants. If unexplained symptoms begin to take root the last thing a person wants to hear after weeks and months of testing, poking and prodding is that their condition is a mysterious one – they want answers.
Being diagnosed with a condition such as fibromyalgia is very much like a mystery novel, the difference is that somewhere along the way the novel ends and the mystery is solved. With fibromyalgia there is no guarantee that the mystery will be solved. Medical professionals believe that fibromyalgia is a rather common condition that causes the individual diagnosed body-wide pain. 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. Fibromyalgia is debated amongst medical professionals due to the lack of information surrounding it and with little more than theories surrounding its existence some medical professionals and medical researchers do not know how to classify this condition.
Further confusion has come in recent years due to the conflicting opinions of some health care providers and the opinion of the National Institutes Of Health and belief of the American College Of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia has been categorized or recognized as a condition or disorder that can be diagnosed through the National Institute Of Health, and the American College of Rheumatology. The National Institute Of Health as well as the American College Of Rheumatology believe that fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder and is caused by a neurobiological abnormity which than produces a physiological and cognitive deficiency whereas most health care providers do not believe that fibromyalgia is a disease.
The argument for the health care providers is that In order for a condition to be recognized as a disease there has to be a set or list of abnormities upon being physically examined and through objective diagnostic testing.
Only More Bad News
If the knowledge that their condition has little known facts was not bad enough to hear than imagine how horrible it is for a fibromyalgia patient to discover that further life complications can be had as a result of his or her fibromyalgia. The truth is that fibromyalgia can spur on further health complications like:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Memory or Cognitive Problems
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Impaired Speech
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that causes pain to be felt in the abdominal area. Irritable bowel syndrome causes changes in bowel movements while producing other symptoms that are hard to manage. The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can range from mild to severe; the symptoms differ from patient to patient. The most common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome would include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Feeling Of Being Full
These symptoms must be present and have had duration for a minimum of at least three months. When a bowel movement is had the pain can lessen but that does not mean that the pain will not come back. Individuals with irritable bowel syndrome constantly battle with constipation and diarrhea and a loss of appetite.
- Diarrhea – frequent, loose, watery stools. Those dealing with fibromyalgia often have the need for multiple bowel movements that can be difficult to control.
- Constipation – is the opposite of diarrhea. An individual suffering from constipation struggles with having a bowel movement. Those suffering with constipation feel cramping when trying to pass a bowel movement only able to pass small amounts at a time.
Migraine headaches can be debilitating and only add to the limitations and the frustration that comes with fibromyalgia. A migraine headache if felt on a reoccurring basis is known as a neurological condition and can cause and create chemical changes in the body that produce further symptoms. As a migraine develops the blood vessels in the brain begin to expand and their expansion causes harmful chemicals to be released into the brain which in return causes the brains arteries to come under attack. The brains arteries only line of defense is to release symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, blurred vision and diarrhea.