Fibromyalgia is the medical term for the condition that causes pain in the entire body, fatigue and exhaustion, as well as difficulty while sleeping. The pain appears in the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are in most cases irregular and they appear suddenly. Because of that, people with fibromyalgia are usually frustrated. This condition is very distressful because people suffering from this condition are physically limited and unable to make plans. Many people complain that they feel twitching or cramps in the muscles. On the other hand, there are cases when even the skin is bad looking. The symptoms of fibromyalgia resemble those that appear when one is suffering from a bad flu. Some experts even believe that fibromyalgia and a viral flu are the same conditions.
The most common symptom of fibromyalgia is pain that can be very low or very high in degree. People experience this pain as stabbing, throbbing or intense burning in the muscles, as well as deep aching and shooting pain in the morning. Furthermore, the pain that appears in the head, neck, shoulders and lower back is hurting more. The muscles are usually knotted and tight. Another symptom of fibromyalgia is fatigue and people who have this symptom feel as if they do not have minimum energy to perform any action. Their arms and legs are heavy and they have even trouble to do daily tasks.
Some people with fibromyalgia may experience lack of concentration as a symptom of fibromyalgia. They have difficulty in concentration and, subsequently, difficulty in retaining certain important information. It can be a huge problem, especially for those who have responsible jobs. There are cases when a person with this condition has the problem with sleeping. Usually, he/she does not have only the problem to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep, because of the frequent wakening through the night. In the morning, the person feels as if he/she was run over by a Mack truck. During the day, he/she has much trouble to perform ordinary activities.
When a person with fibromyalgia starts to exercise, the symptoms are not reduced. Contrary, they become even worse. Constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, abdominal gas, and nausea are symptoms of fibromyalgia that may also appear. These symptoms are very frequent. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic headache, repeated migraines, irregular heart beat, congestion of nasal passages, painful periods, the feeling of swollen extremities, as well as shortness of breath, dizziness, and profuse sweating.