Are there any complications?
Fortunately, Fibromyalgia is not a life-threatening medical condition. However, its effects are troubling to many and can result in much physical and psychological distress. However, it can impair the ability to function normally during a routine day can often be impaired due to fibromyalgia. Given the intrusive nature of fibromyalgia and its symptoms, it is certainly worthwhile to consult a medical provider for advice and guidance regarding the best approach in dealing with this chronic condition. Please consult your family doctor for further information.]
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes muscle pain, fatigue, and poor sleep – The cause of fibromyalgia is not known–
Painful tender points on specific areas of muscles and tendons
Depression or anxiety
Numbness and tingling of the hands or feet
Non-medical treatments like Pilates, yoga, acupuncture and nutritional supplements may help– Exercise, healthy eating, work environment, and adequate rest can also help.
1. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institute of Health. Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia. June 2004. NIH publication No. 04-5326. 2. www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia - accessed 02/02/2007 Copyright 2007-11, MD Kiosk, Inc.