meantime, you are left trying to decipher your debilitating flare ups that consume your life now.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
That said, I offer you the following sites to decipher your own symptoms. After many months of researching, I found these to be the most well-written and easily comprehended.
Fibromyalgia Network - Pay close attention to the "Trigger Points" I believe this prompts the root of self-awkening.
National Fibroymyalgia Association - Offers current information on medical discoveries and medications.
There are many great support websites out there. Just take time to look. Good luck! Most of all, know you are not alone!