Fibromyalgia And Its Early Signs


Signs Of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which affects the whole body by causing pain. It is the cause of a signal from the nervous system. This signal channels the pain throughout the body. It causes pain in the form of tiredness, depression and mental fog. However, it is not easy to diagnose it based on this only. This is because the pain attached to these symptoms is very common. It is also associated with many other conditions. Therefore, it takes around five years for people to diagnose this disorder. To know if you are suffering through fibromyalgia, inform your doctor of your pain. Be specific about its location and the symptoms you’re observing. In this case of health condition, it is always advisable, as soon you get yourself checked, the sooner you can be treated.

Signs Of Fibromyalgia

Signs Of Fibromyalgia

Major Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

The major symptom of this condition is pain in your muscles and joints throughout your body. There’s a certain kind of tenderness along with the pain as well. However, to have a proper diagnosis, the criteria is you need to have at least three months of pain. Only then the doctor can have a proper diagnosis done. But the pain must be in specific parts and of a certain severity level. Most importantly, it should be clear that the person is not already suffering through any other health issue. Conditions involving pain in joints and muscles such as arthritis can also make it difficult to diagnose it.

Various other symptoms of fibromyalgia are:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps 
  • Memory problems leading to trouble in concentration, also known as “fibro fog”

According to reports, the major symptoms of this condition are mostly related to pain. This pain can be severe and constant. It also ends up affecting your daily routine and work. Also, anxiety and depression play a major role in causing the pain of this chronic condition.

However, it needs to be clear that it is not just another muscle and joint pain. It is a bone-weary exhaustion that tires your entire body. It makes you feel every task you do feel like a burden. Thus, it is more severe and serious that it seems. 

Signs Of Fibromyalgia

Signs Of Fibromyalgia

Unusual Symptoms

Apart from the major symptoms of the chronic condition, there are various other unusual signs of this chronic condition as well. To name a few:

  • Chest pain
  • Pain in bladder
  • Eye bruising
  • Frequent and urgent urge to urinate
  • Allergy due to food substances
  • Getting bruised easily
  • Sweating in excessive quantities, etc

Differentiation From Other Pain Types

The pain in fibromyalgia is different from other pains in relation to the way it signals it. In other kinds of pain, the reason or causes are mostly external. However, with this chronic condition, it is the response from the brain. This response is the reason that intensifies pain, throughout the body. Also, it not only affects one particular part of the body. The entire body altogether suffers making it more severe and unbearable. 

There are various treatments and therapies to help you treat it effectively. Therefore, consult your doctor about the pain. And decide the treatment which works best for you. It is a time taking process. But as mentioned earlier, the sooner, the better! 

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