Fibromyalgia is a painful condition involving the muscles of the upper and lower body, with trigger points on the back of the head, between the shoulder blades, the top of the shoulders, front sides of the neck, upper chest, outside elbow areas, upper and sides of the hip areas. Besides the muscle pain, the chief symptoms are fatigue, sleeping long hours but not feeling rested, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. Fatigue, anxiety, depression, endometriosis, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome may accompany fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia affects more women than men. It affects women in the prime of life and is becoming more frequent in doctor office statistics. If you suffer from this frustrating syndrome, learn all you can about it and keep updated on the latest efforts to combat it. It is important to have a good support group to discuss issues you may have, as staying connected with others helps ease its many symptoms. Also critical to your overall relief is exercise. Stay active even if you are sore and uncomfortable and learn to pace yourself. Exercising alleviates the pain by helping your body produce brain enzymes that target pain receptors.
For in-depth details, please follow this link from the Mayo Health Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079/DSECTION=causes.