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Fibromyalgia

One of the painful conditions that are seen at times is a difficulty with fibromyalgia. Although it is not fully known what causes this condition, it is known to cause widespread and chronic pain that affects the ligaments, tendons and muscles. It can also result in other symptoms, including a type of chronic fatigue and in tender points that occur in various areas of the body. If one of those tender points is touched, it can lead to severe pain.

Although there is a lot that has yet to be learned about fibromyalgia, there is ongoing research on the condition. It is known that women are more likely to suffer from a problem with fibromyalgia than men. It may also be called by other names, although the condition is the same. Some of the other possible names include psychogenic rheumatism, chronic muscle pain syndrome and fibrositis.

There are some theories as to what may lead to this difficulty and some information as to what may have caused the problem in other individuals. For some people, it is an injury that occurs to the spinal region or perhaps even a disruption in their sleep pattern. Bacterial and viral infections may also trigger this condition, as can any abnormality that takes place in the autonomic nervous system. Once it takes place, however, it is important for you to seek the proper management options available from a qualified physician.


There is not a cure for fibromyalgia, but like many conditions, there are medications that may be able to help reduce the symptoms that you are experiencing. For this condition, acetaminophen or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug may help to reduce inflammation and some of the pain. Some people also find relief if they take antidepressant medications, as it can help them to get sleep and may help with some of the brain chemicals that are affected by this condition. Muscle relaxants may also be prescribed as a short-term treatment option.