Asked by: Stanley Woloszyn
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th May, 2020

What is fibromyalgia symptoms and treatment?

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain, fatigue, and other types of discomfort. Symptoms resemble those of arthritis, but fibromyalgia affects the soft tissue, not the joints. There is no cure, but medications, exercise, acupuncture, and behavioral therapy can help relieve symptoms and improve sleep quality.

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Correspondingly, what are the first signs of fibromyalgia?

Main signs and symptoms

  • fatigue.
  • lack of energy.
  • trouble sleeping.
  • depression or anxiety.
  • memory problems and trouble concentrating (sometimes called “fibro fog”)
  • headaches.
  • muscle twitches or cramps.
  • numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.

Also Know, how do you feel when you have fibromyalgia? Answer. Many people with fibromyalgia describe a burning pain or pins-and-needles sensation, similar to the feeling of blood rushing back into your foot after it's fallen asleep. Others describe aching all over like they've been pounded by a meat tenderizer. Some get electric zings, as well.

Keeping this in view, what is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

The FDA has approved three drugs to treat fibromyalgia: the antidepressants duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (Savella), plus the anti-seizure medicine pregabalin (Lyrica). But your doctor may prescribe other drugs that aren't specifically approved for fibromyalgia.

How serious is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Hard to see It's not easy to spot fibromyalgia. This is one disease that doesn't have many visible signs. Most symptoms of fibromyalgia — including pain, muscle tenderness, and fatigue — are hard to see. Although fibromyalgia isn't fatal, it can have serious, lifelong effects.

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