More than 10 million people in the USA are suffering from Fibromyalgia and the scariest thing is that there are still people who have this condition, but have not been diagnosed yet.
The greatest issue may occur when doctors are not able to recognize the symptoms, since they overlap with other conditions, and misdiagnose patients. The most essential thing with fibromyalgia is to have it diagnosed on time and start the necessary treatment, so you can remove the unpleasant symptoms since the very beginning. It is important to note that there’s still no cure for fibromyalgia and patients are only able to relieve the symptoms, provided the get properly diagnosed.
What are the causes and how to get the right diagnosis?
As it was mentioned previously there’s still no cure for fibromyalgia and we can’t do anything to prevent it since we don’t know the cause. There are some criteria which can be followed in order to get the right diagnosis by using the right tests such as blood count tests, thyroid tests, rheumatoid factor, MRI, X-rays and others.
Below we present you an extensive list of symptoms which you need to watch out for before visiting your doctor:
- Severe body pain
- Lumpy and tender breasts
- Morning stiffness
- Muscle twitching
- Problems with sleeping
- Teeth grinding
- Falling sensation while sleeping
- Feeling tired and lethargic in the morning
- Allergy and sinuses
- Thick mucus
- Ringing ears
- Shortness of breath
- Running nose
- Bloating, abdominal cramps, pelvic pain and nausea
- Frequent need to urinate
- Problems with seeing in low light and driving
- Increase sensitivity to noise, smell, pressure, climate changes and temperature changes
- Poor balance and coordination
- Low concentration and short-term memory problems
- Difficulty speaking
- Chest pain
- Curved nails
- Hair loss
- Sensitive skin
- Anxiety, depression and mood swings
- Chocolate cravings
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Problems with your eye sight
These symptoms can overlap with other conditions as well, so the best option is to consult your doctor if you think you might suffer from fibromyalgia.
- Tai chi or yoga
- Breathing techniques
- Consume turmeric, garlic and ginger
- Make sure you take vitamin D, B12 and magnesium
- Eat organic foods
- Go to regular massages