One Less Complication To Worry About
If any research at all has been done on the topic of fibromyalgia than the reader is more than aware of all the complications that could arise as a result of this miserable condition known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is chronic condition that sets off widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness that has lasted for at least a period of 3 months. Widespread musculoskeletal pain often goes hand in hand with extreme moments of fatigue, memory difficulties and fluctuating mood swings and behaviors.
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. 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.
It Goes So Much Deeper
The issue of fibromyalgia complicates everyday mobility. Studies have shown that fibromyalgia patient tend to be at a higher risk for developing or are already having sleeping problems like restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea but that is not all that a person with fibromyalgia may suffer from. Other Further coexisting life complications such as the following could develop:
- 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.
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.
How Is One Supposed To Function?
When it comes to treating a mysterious condition such as fibromyalgia, selecting a treatment option can be a bit tricky so it is important that the fibromyalgia patient take his or her time and seek the advice and counsel of a medical professional before attempting to treat their condition on their own. When looking to treat fibromyalgia, the patient will find his or herself faced with two choices.
- Treatment Through Pharmaceutical Means
- Treatment Though Natural Methods
Both treatment choices can and will help fibromyalgia patients find relief; however, there are differences between the two and the differences can have a profound effect on the fibromyalgia patients overall health and wellbeing. Seeking an early treatment plan can help lessen the dramatic effect fibromyalgia can have on the patient. If treatment is not sought quickly than the patient is at a risk of developing one of not several of the complications listed above.
When seeking out a treatment approach or method take into consideration the effect the treatment could have if used long term. The body is not designed to handle years of foreign substances such as the medications prescribed.