How Symptoms Can Ruin Someone’s Functionality
When you have a tooth ache, migraine, stomach bug or any form of an ailment life is someone affected by whatever it is that is plaguing you. With this in mind let us take a look at a condition known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that can have an extreme effect on a person. Though the condition known as fibromyalgia is a difficult one to understand and explain that does not mean one cannot try. Medical professional have disagreed for decades about the cause of fibromyalgia, treatment plans and even if this condition should be called a disease or not, there is one thing that medical professionals can agree on through and that is the painful symptoms that make up this miserable condition.
Talking to an individual that has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia might be enlightening for some or it could cause further confusion especially when it comes to the discussing of the miserable symptoms of fibromyalgia. Describing the symptoms of fibromyalgia is often summed up with one word – pain. Pain is by far the number one characteristic of fibromyalgia but there is so much more to the symptoms of fibromyalgia than just pain.
It Hurts All Over
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 Bodily Effect
With pain as severe, complicated and widespread as that which is associated with Fibromyalgia you could probably imagine how difficult it would be to function at a normal capacity. With fibromyalgia there are still so many unknowns that it is very difficult for a person to remain positive about his or her condition when there are so many other complications that can come upon an individual as a result fibromyalgia. One such complication that can have a profound effect of one’s body is the lack of sleep that most individuals endure while suffering with fibromyalgia. The body often aches at night to the point of causing the individual many restless nights which can leave the patient prone or susceptible to migraine headaches.
The long lists of complications that could arise from this painful diagnosis is complex, but listed below are a few that some patients might have to deal with and learn how to adjust his or her lifestyle as a result.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Memory or Cognitive Problems
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Impaired Speech