What is it?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterized by widespread generalised pain and muscle weakness in the body. It is also called fibrositis.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Generalized muscle pain.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Muscle weakness and stiffness.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Poor concentration or loss of memory.
  • Tingling and numbness in the arms and legs.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with a fibromyalgia, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • What are your treatment options? What is best for you?

You can try the following:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease pain.
  • Reduce and manage stress through relaxation techniques.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Avoid smoking.

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