Deep aching and stiffness in the muscles are the hallmark symptoms of fibromyalgia. The effects are long lasting, waxing and waning over time with muscle fatigue, stiffness, and tender points always present.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
Doctors are still unsure as to what specifically causes fibromyalgia. Research indicates that hormonal imbalance may have an impact, especially when it comes to the thyroid and adrenal glands.
Research indicates that nutritional imbalances, toxins and environmental stress, sleep disturbance, immune dysfunction, may play a role in the etiology of fibromyalgia.
Another popular belief is that the functions of the brain that process pain may be acting in an unnatural way causing some to experience fibromyalgia symptoms. Some people may notice that their fibromyalgia is negatively affected by physical activity, stress, or even cold weather.
Symptoms & Associated Conditions of Fibromyalgia
Patients dealing with fibromyalgia describe the sensation in a number of ways. It can be experienced as a deep ache or shooting pain. Symptoms can arise exclusively in the morning upon waking, or they can persist throughout the entire day.
There are several conditions that generally coincide with fibromyalgia:
- Physical trauma
- Emotional stress
- Poor sleep
- Viral infection
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Lyme disease
Diagnosis and Treatment
If you have been experiencing pain throughout your body that emanates from one of the tender points mentioned above, and if it has persisted for three or more months, you may be suffering from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia that's caused by thyroid or adrenal imbalance can be treated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. BHRT replenishes your thyroid and adrenal glands with biologically identical hormones.
Don't Live with Pain
Fibromyalgia can make life seem unlivable. If your tension and pain is ruining your sleeping and waking life, please call (914) 245-3056 or request more information online.