Fibromyalgia (FM) means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The primary symptoms associated with FM are musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and disturbed sleep. Other common symptoms may include:
- Muscle twitches
- Chronic headaches
- Burning sensations.
- Morning stiffness
- Feeling of swollen extremities
- Chest pains
- Numbness and tingling sensations
Fibromyalgia affects approximately 3%-4% of the population with woman being the majority of the sufferers.
Patients suffering with FM ache all over and liken the pain to having a severe flu where each and every muscle in the body shouts with pain and they are devoid of energy. Although the symptoms and their severity fluctuates from patient to patient FM may resemble a post-viral state.
Some contributors that aggravate fibromyalgia are:
- Changes in weather
- Stress, depression and anxiety
- Over exertion
- Hormonal fluctuations (premenstrual and menopause)
- Sufferers are often sensitive to odors, loud noises and bright lights.
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