About Fibromyalgia

About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown origin that may result in a variety of muscle, joint, and sleep issues. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can include stiffness, soreness, tenderness and/or sensitivity to pressure within the muscles or joints, disturbances in sleeping patterns, and depression.

Though the exact cause of fibromyalgia has yet to be determined, many researchers and medical practitioners believe the disorder to be a response to physical or emotional stress. There is also a strong psychological component to the disorder, as those who experience muscle, joint, and sleep symptoms that classify fibromyalgia also exhibit brain activity that accompanies stress, depression, and anxiety.

Though medication is often required to ease symptoms of fibromyalgia, adjusting dietary habits can also help. Eliminating dairy products and processed foods from your diet and increasing the amount of plant foods you consume will help aleviate pain and decrease harmful symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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Comment by Raybelene
November 01, 2015
Hi there I have been to the doctors many times complaining of my severe pain in my leg joints which keeps me awake all night. It feels like sciatica at times but even when I sleep im in constant pain. I have been given paracetmol and codeine but it doesnt touch it at all. I have been for xrays on my knees hips and ankles but other than normal degeneration for my age (48) nothing sinister is going on. Could it be this disorder? I have had reason from doctors and feel so down and out as sometimes due to stiffness I dont make it to the toilets in time, causing me such anguish. WHat could it be?
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