Fibromyalgia For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness)) by Roland Staud

By Roland Staud

The discomfort you be afflicted by fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) isn't on your mind's eye. FMS is a true scientific challenge that may be as debilitating and demoralizing because it is mysterious. Fibromyalgia For Dummies, moment variation, brings you the most recent medical findings at the indicators and explanations of this ailment and publications you towards confirmed, functional steps you could take lessen or get rid of FMS-related pain.This plain-English advisor is totally up to date with the newest fibromyalgia healing procedures, and reviews of latest drugs that experience proven nice promise in decreasing soreness. you will discover the right way to spot an array of indicators and their attainable motives, paintings together with your health care provider to improve a therapy plan, and deal with your discomfort at domestic and within the place of work. you will find out how to:Identify your FMS set off pointsCope with power soreness and sleep problemsFind medicines that paintings for youLocate a doctor who can quite support youMake therapeutic way of life changesUse hands-on cures to relieve painFind powerful over the counter and prescription medicationsChoose between replacement treatments and treatmentsReduce the emotional misery because of FMSHelp a baby with FMSFeaturing relocating and encouraging tales from fellow FMS victims who proportion their tales and provide priceless tips about operating your as far back as well being, Fibromyalgia for Dummies, moment version deals critical and delicate assistance that can assist you conquer FMS and begin being your self back.

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Linda was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago and says that a sense of humor is very important for her. She recalls pouring cereal on a dinner plate, followed by the milk, and then realizing: Oops! That wasn’t a bowl she was filling up. She finds that laughing at the results of her fibro fog helps a lot. Feeling “out of it” You may feel like you’re one of those walking zombies that you see in latenight movies. Feeling as though you’re a sleepwalker through life, rather than an active participant in it, can be hard.

You may feel better, but don’t assume that moving to Arizona will mean a cure for you — it usually won’t. qxp 8/22/07 6:10 PM Page 29 Chapter 2: Recognizing Key Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Dealing with Common Sleep Disorders Difficulty with sleeping is extremely common for people with fibromyalgia. In fact, if you don’t have this problem and you’ve been diagnosed with FMS, you’re unusual — and you may not have fibromyalgia at all. ) Fibromyalgia pain often causes insomnia and other sleep disorders.

When tension headaches (or any type of headaches) become chronic, though, you need to see your doctor to get a handle on the why of this frequency and to rule out any serious underlying problems. If your headaches constantly occur and are severe, your doctor may order a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of your brain, a special test to rule out a brain tumor or other dangerous condition. Treating your headache problem If you have headaches that happen for no apparent reason (much like your fibromyalgia), your doctor will probably treat you with painkilling medications.

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