- 10 Jun 2019
Fibromyalgia is a difficult and painful condition which affects more than 40 million Americans annually. It manifests through pain all over the body, and is quite often misdiagnosed as it’s hard to detect it.
This is why it’s very important to recognize the early signs of the condition in order to start with the treatment as soon as possible and prevent severe pain.
Since there’s no cure for fibromyalgia, you can manage it with the help of light exercises, medications and cognitive behavioral therapy.
The muscle pain and tenderness can become a real problem after a while, and even painkillers won’t work. The condition doesn’t have an effect on the physical system only – it can also destroy your mental health.
Cause and diagnosis
The exact cause of fibromyalgia hasn’t been found yet, and there are no specific tests that can detect it. Doctors usually diagnose fibromyalgia by asking the patients if they have a list of symptoms you can see below.
Muscle and body symptoms
*Morning muscle stiffness
*Bruxism (teeth grinding)
*Muscle twitching and cramps overnight
Sinus and allergy symptoms
*Shortness of breath