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.