Fibromyalgia is a serious neurological condition that causes pain in the musculoskeletal system. People who have problems with fibromyalgia also feel pain in the tendons, ligaments and the parts of the joints. Another characteristic of fibromyalgia is a pronounced state of fatigue that takes over the entire body.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia resemble those of rheumatoid arthritis and because of this fact, fibromyalgia may be misdiagnosed. Even so, unlike people with physical conditions, the people with fibromyalgia seems to be in perfect health. Although the pain reported by people with fibromyalgia is present, it occurs on the premises of abnormal brain action. People who suffer from fibromyalgia have a sensitive nervous system and a minimal tolerance to external stimuli. Increased nervous excitability is considered to be the cause of the intense, recidivating pain experienced by those that have fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia treatments mostly incorporate painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. However, apart from intense pain, many people with fibromyalgia complain about having trouble sleeping and feel a pronounced state of fatigue throughout the whole body. Therefore, in some particular cases, fibromyalgia treatments may include sedatives in order to correct the patients’ sleeping problems.
The majority of fibromyalgia treatments consist of a number of medicines that target different areas of the disorder. Other physical signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia are: migraines, deficit of concentration, body weakness, decrease on the short-term memory, accelerated heart price, nausea, abdominal pain and trapped wind, vomiting and diarrhea.
The multitude of fibromyalgia symptoms requires many fibromyalgia treatments. Due to this particular fact, many people who follow on-going medication either develop increased building up a tolerance to drugs and need higher doses or they start feeling even worse than before due to side-effects of the fibromyalgia therapy.