What Is Fibromyalgia or Myalgic Encephalopathy?

Fibromyalgia also known as Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E.) is a chronic  painful condition.

People with Fibromyalgia often describe the symptoms as radiating pain all over their body and consistently feeling exhausted.

Many times Doctors who examine people with Fibromyalgia cannot find anything that is specifically wrong.

People with fibromyalgia have “trigger points” on the body.

The trigger points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These trigger points are tender and hurt when pressure is placed on them.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms.

Some of these Fibromyalgia symptoms include:

  • Morning stiffness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Fibro Fog- Problems with thinking and memory

The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. However, there may be a number of factors involved.

Fibromyalgia has been linked to:

  • Repetitive injuries
  • Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents
  • Illness
  • Certain types of diseases

Fibromyalgia can also occur on its own.

Some researchers believe a that a gene or genes might be involved in fibromyalgia.

The gene or genes make create a person to react strongly to things that other people would not find painful.

Fibromyalgia, now also known as Myalgic Encephalopathy Fibromyalgia is showcased May 12th by numerous awareness groups. 

Some people support Fibromyalgia awareness by wearing a the purple colored ribbon on their clothing. The purple ribbon represents support and pain awareness.

Fibromyalgia Ribbon

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Resources:

http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia_ff.asp

http://www.disabled-world.com/health/fibromyalgia/

I hope What is Fibromyalgia or Myalgic-Encephalopathy? has been useful.

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