Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that primarily causes heightened sensation of pain all over the body. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown but there are likely many factors that lead to have fibromyalgia, including: genetics, infections, physical or emotional events.

The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Excessive fatigue and tiredness;
  • Complaints of pain and stiffness throughout the body with multiple tender points, lasting more than 3 months;
  • Headaches, including migraines;
  • Lack of concentration and poor memory;
  • Depression and anxiety;
  • Changes in sleep pattern;
  • Muscle stiffness.

Painful and intense complaints at a neuromuscular level are the main characteristic of fibromyalgia, a pathology that still has so much to discover these days.

This is a chronic illness and its symptoms vary in intensity, taking into account the season of the year and weather changes, stress, hormonal issues or even greater effort than you are used to.

People suffering with fibromyalgia have often seen many clinicians over many months or years and had many investigations, with limited findings. This can lead to frustration and depression, which can in turn worsen symptoms.

Fibromyalgia still has no cure, but it is possible to learn to live with it using a holistic and multifactorial approach. This can involve lifestyle changes, gradual exercise programmes, psychotherapy, and medication to help manage pain and depression.

Seek help from specialized professionals. At Oval Medical Centre you will find a medical team ready to help you. Don’t accept living in pain!

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