14 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia That Every Women Should Know
Along with IBS, abnormal digestion issues and bloating are also symptoms of fibromyalgia. More than 75% of patients will experience indigestion, IBS, acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. A healthy diet as recommended by your doctor is of utmost importance here.
12Numbness, swelling or tingling
More than 50% of patients suffering from fibromyalgia will also experience the pins and needles sensation also known as parathesia. These sensations may last for a few minutes but in others it may be frequent and consistent.
13Sensitivity to temperature
Fibromyalgia patients find it very hard to regulate their body temperature. Thus fluctuations in temperature are ill-received by patients of fibro making an environment either too hot or too cold for them. These symptoms are also similar to arthritis.
14Itching and burning
Due to the increased sensations of pain, Fibro patients may also experience heightened bouts of itching and burning form skin problems. Even a small rash will cause severe discomfort to people suffering from fibromyalgia.
What is the best way to treat fibromyalgia?
While the first course of action should be to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and medication, there is also much you can do to relieve your symptoms at home. Try to get adequate sleep. Avoid sleeping during the day. Avoid caffeine, spicy food and alcohol especially before bedtime as these are stimulating foods that might aggravate the problem further.
Make sure you intiate a routine of going to bed the same time everyday and waking up at the same time. Observe mood calming activities like listening to soft music, or walking. Practicing de-stressing activity like meditation, Tai Chi and yoga is also a good idea. Massage and acupuncture from certified practitioners is also helpful where fibromyalgia is concerned.