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is a rheumatic disorder (rheumatism: any disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue). Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic achy muscular 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), malabsorption 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 studies that show that fibromyalgia is
associated with magnesium deficiency.
Another is that it is from adrenal insufficiency:
"Exhausted adrenals can cause you to experience pain in different parts of the body because you are running out of anti-inflammatory hormones (produced by the adrenal glands). A person can go into a chronic stage in which pain and inflammation stay in the body for years. A person can also experience sore muscles that don’t seem to recover after exercise. As this situation worsens, fibromyalgia develops, which is a condition of muscle pain through the entire body. What happens is there is an excess of inflammation throughout the body’s muscles, tendons and connective tissues due to the lack of the anti-inflammatory hormones normally produced by the adrenal glands.
Dr, Eric Berg
Read also : Adrenal Exhaustion
Fibromyalgia on the Right Side of Your Body
Surprising Finding for Fibromyalgia
is spotty effectiveness of traditional pain relievers for fibromyalgia pain.
With adrenal insufficiency, exercises should be walking. Not speed walking. The adrenals need rest to rejuvenate.
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 some cases, it
appears that Magnesium can help. The body can
become deficient in magnesium. See Magnesium
Certain foods are known to aggravate fibromyalgia
symptoms includes and also harbor fungus is:
Alternative Methods for the pain:
Acupuncture - Fibromyaltia Relief Using Accupressure
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 groups 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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