What is Fibromyalgia?

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What is Fibromyalgia?

You could be suffering from fibromyalgia and you don’t know it. Many people suffer from this illness and they’re not sure what it is because the symptoms are basically pain, tenderness and stiffness in a variety of muscles and bones throughout your body.


The term fibromyalgia is used when people find they have generalised pain and stiffness in their body. Other common symptoms of fibromyalgia include extreme tiredness and poor-quality sleep. Some people also find they feel vague and confused at times.


Here are more of the possible symptoms of fibromyalgia:

  • Pain in many different muscles and bones, muscle weakness and cramps
  • Tenderness or stiffness in the muscles or bones which has been there for some time
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Difficulty in sleeping, frequent waking during night, restless leg syndrome
  • Poor concentration and memory loss, inability to multi-task, slow to get going
  • Emotional issues such as anxiety and depression
  • Digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Some numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Possibly cardiac arrhythmias, vertigo, temperature instability, respiratory disturbances, irritable bowel or bladder dysfunction, dysmenorrhea

How do you find out if you have fibromyalgia?


Because the symptoms of fibromyalgia are fairly general, it can be hard to diagnose so often people do a lot of other tests to eliminate other possible causes of your muscle and bone pain.


Once you’ve done all of these tests and x-rays and nothing else has shown up, sometimes the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given.


How is fibromyalgia treated?


There’s no ‘cure’ for fibromyalgia at this stage but there are many ways to ease the symptoms and most people find they can get relief from their symptoms via medical or natural treatments.


To read more about fibromyalgia, take a look at our blog here or read about our Ozone Therapy here.

Disclaimer: In Australia, some of the therapies offered at the Ozone Clinic are not officially recognised as a part of mainstream medical practice. These therapies are known as complementary therapies and are considered to be useful as an additional treatment to those offered by your medical practitioner. The Ozone Clinic and its personnel are fully trained in the application of these complementary therapies but they’re not registered medical practitioners and are considered to be complementary therapists.

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