Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal pain that caused fatigue, sleep, memory problems, and mood. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia increases pain by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant mental stress. In other cases, symptoms accumulate over time with no triggering event. Chances of the development of the fibromyalgia are more in the women than men. Many people with fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, TMJ disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression. Although fibromyalgia cannot be cured, many medications can help control symptoms. Exercises, relaxation and stress reduction can also help.
Symptoms of this syndrome may include
- chronic muscle pain
- sleep problems
- painful tender points or trigger points
These symptoms can be relieved or reduced through medications, lifestyle changes, and stress management.