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is a rheumatic disorder characterized by chronic achyuscular pain that has no obvious physical cause.
The term really means that you have
"pain all over".
pain is usually described as a burning, throbbing,
shooting and stabbing. The pain and stiffness is
often greater in the morning than at other times of
the day and may be accompanied by chronic headaches,
strange sensations in the skin, insomnia, irritable
bowel syndrome and jaw joint pain (TMJ)
doctors feel it may be overactive nerves.
people experience pms, painful periods, anxiety,
palpitations, memory impairment, irritable bladder,
skin sensitivities, sleep disorders and thus chronic
fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, ringing in the ears
(tinnitus), malaborption problems, dry eyes and mouth,
a need for frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions,
dizziness and impaired coordination.
The main symptom is widespread pain, particularly at certain "pressure points" or "tender points" on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. Other symptoms include fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel, sleep disturbances, and tingling in the hands and feet.
climbing stairs are often very difficult and
painful. The most frequent feature is the
existence of certain "tender points"
nine pairs of specific spots where the muscles are
abnormally tender to the touch.
Around the lower vertebra of the
At the insertion of the second rib
Around the upper part of the thigh
In the middle of the knee
In muscles connected to the base
of the skull
In muscles of the neck and upper
In muscles of the midback
On the side of the elbows
In the upper and outer muscles
of the buttocks.
The symptoms come on gradually
and increase in intensity.
symptoms can be made worse by overexertion, stress,
lack of exercise, anxiety, depression, trauma,
extremes of temperature, and/or humidity, and
infectious diseases. It feels like neuropathy
all over the body.
the symptoms clear up on their own, some become
chronic and go through cycles of flare-ups alternating
with periods of apparent remission.
is some evidence to the cause being a problem the
immune system. An autoimmune problem coming from
leaky gut is often found to be present. The
development of allergies and other autoimmune
disorders is viewed largely (by progressive physicians
and alternative practitioners) as a consequence of
mycotoxins entering the blood stream.
There are study's that show that fibromyalgia is
associated with magnesium deficiency.
is spotty effectiveness of traditional pain relievers for fibromyalgia pain.
will want to strive for a combination of aerobic,
anaerobic and sprint type exercises & strength
training. Take into consideration your own
tolerances. For more information on
exercise, you to Exercise
Right: This includes avoiding processed
foods, and getting more whole foods both organic and
locally grown. You want to stay away from
anything that produces mycotoxins.
In same cases, it
appears that Magnesium can help. The body can
become deficient in magneisum. See Magnesium
Certain foods are known to aggravate fibromyalgia
symptoms includes and also harbor fungus is:
Alternative Methods for the pain:
According to the National Institutes of Health, about 90% of people with fibromyalgia use some form of complementary or alternative medicine.
Is it Fibromyalgia or Neuropathy?
There was a
recent study done. Subjects diagnosed as having fibromyalgia were given a series of tests.
There was a control group of people without
fibromyalgia. None of the study group without
fibromyalgia were found to have neuropathy (nerve
damage) But,half of those diagnosed as having
fibromyalgia did have nerve damage.
Here is an
article about this study. Half
of Fibromyalgia Patients Have Evidence of Nerve Damage
Small Fiber PolyNeuropathy ID'd in Fibromyalgia
Here is the
Abstract of the Study:
evidence that small-fiber polyneuropathy underlies
some illnesses currently labeled as fibromyalgia
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Association for the Study of Pain.
Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights
If it is neuropathy:
recommend building health and nerves are no different.
Healthy Nerves - Nerve
If it is Not Neurpathy, read the Fibromyalgia Remedy Report
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