Fibromyalgia is still misunderstood but research is still going to find out the physiological reason behind it. There is a long way to go to understand this mystery. Still people are in a state of refusal regarding this disease. Although fibromyalgia is misunderstood but its presentation is totally clear, as it is presented by widespread pain in muscles and joints.
Pain is not it’s only complain, it is also characterized by sleep disturbances and memory issues as well. Sleep is deprived of relaxation. Its symptoms are confused with chronic fatigue syndrome most of the time. This syndrome can also affect your thinking ability known as brain fog. Bowel irritation(IBS) is also one of its main symptoms. Most of the time doctors don’t believe what their patients complain. They diagnose it as a psychological condition that has no real basis. They tell their patients that it’s all in their heads that has nothing to do with reality.
Chronic pain and other symptoms like frustration can lead to depression in fibromyalgia. Feeling tired all the time can lead to anxiety. It is a research that fibromyalgia sufferers are three times more prone to depression than normal healthy individuals. It is difficult to self identify so it must be diagnosed early. As a consequence there are thoughts of suicide and worthlessness. Depression must be treated to treat the chronic condition. Read more Here
Basically pathophsiology is the combination of physiology and pathology. Pathology is the branch of science that deals and describes the typically observed symptoms during a disease. The abnormality umderlying the disease is described by the branch pathology. The condition under which the disease progresses and develops is explained by pathophysiology.
The most common in the body of fibromyalgia sufferers is headache and migraine pain. This migraine pain can further through the whole body of fibromyalgia sufferers even in shoulders, neck arms etc. bright light, loud sounds, powerful smells and many other factors can trigger this headache. When fibromyalgia sufferers are pain free even for a calculated time, they get their all pending tasks done like cleaning, hiking, outing etc. These pending activities can further increase their pain. Click Here to read the “link between Fibromyalgia and headache”
Intense pain in fibromyalgia may also damage the stomach of fibromyalgia sufferers. This damage to the stomach may result in nausea and vomiting. It may also force the patients to change their diet. Dietary changes can lead to excessive gas production and constipation. If constipation is not there, then patients may suffer from diarrhea. This syndrome not only makes changes to the body of the sufferers but also make some noticeable changes in their mind. These changes in mind can result in increased sensitivity to pain and other sensations.
Patients describe feelings like pins and needles and tingling sensations in hands and feet. Even the slightest touch can surprise them. Even on the sunny day fibromyalgia sufferers find themselves reaching for sweaters due to extreme sensitivity to cold. Persons feel irritable and short tempered. Their emotional reactions are amplified. They lose their control on their emotions. Theses mood swings affect their daily life activities strongly. Person’s professional and emotional is destroyed by these emotions.
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- Physical changes to the body from fibromyalgia via Chronic body pain
- Chronic Physical and Emotional Pain Disorders by Deborah Barrett Ph.D., LCSW via Psychology Today
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