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When Hugging Hurts

If you’re living with fibromyalgia, pain is an all-day, every-day occurrence.

Unless you’ve experienced it yourself, it’s hard to imagine the pain of fibromyalgia. Imagine feeling achy all the time, as well as fatigued and moody. On top of that, you have trouble sleeping and remembering things.

Fibromyalgia is increasingly common—especially among women, yet much remains a mystery regarding this disorder.

For some reason, the brain amplifies the slightest pain signals it receives.

What are the symptoms and possible causes of this condition, how is it diagnosed, and is it treatable? You’re about to find out.

It Starts with Pain

Fibromyalgia is characterized by a dull ache in the muscles that won’t go away. The pain is often located in multiple areas of the body and is worsened when pressure is placed on these “tender points.” Common areas of pain include around the shoulders, neck, chest, elbows, hips, and knees.

Trouble sleeping is another frequent complaint with fibromyalgia. Those with fibromyalgia may get plenty of sleep, but wake up feeling tired. Additionally, their sleep may be disturbed by pain, restless leg syndrome, or sleep apnea.

Along with pain and sleep problems, those with fibromyalgia often suffer from anxiety, depression, fatigue, dry mouth, heat/cold sensitivity, headaches, incontinence, tingling in the extremities, endometriosis, or irritable bowel syndrome.

These symptoms may interfere with your ability to lead a normal life. Keeping a job or taking care of your home may become overwhelming challenges. After all, how can you sit at a desk all day or care for your active toddler if you’re in pain?

Hidden Roots

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Most likely it’s a combination of several factors. Genetics certainly play a role, so if a family member has the condition, you’re at an increased risk for it as well.

Strangely, the condition often develops following an emotional or physical trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with fibromyalgia, as is surgery and infection. Sometimes, however, there doesn’t seem to be any event that triggers the pain. The brain’s pain receptors simply become ultra-sensitive and overreact to the pain signals they receive.

Finding Fibromyalgia

If you suspect your may have fibromyalgia, make an appointment to see your doctor. After discussing your medical history and taking a physical exam, your doctor may perform a blood test called an FM/a to help determine if you indeed have this condition. Various other blood tests may be done to rule out other possible medical conditions with similar symptoms.

In order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, your pain must be widespread and last more than three months. You will also have at least 11 areas on your body that are extra sensitive to pain.

Taking Care

Sadly, there is currently no cure for this painful condition. But there are medications and self-care measures that will reduce your symptoms. Both over-the-counter and prescription pain-relieving medications will help control pain. Your doctor may also prescribe sleep-aid medication or an antidepressant.

Fibromyalgia symptoms must also be treated with lifestyle changes. A good start is to learn ways to effectively manage stress in your life. It is also important to get plenty of quality shut-eye. Go to bed and wake up the same time each day so your body will adapt to a sleep schedule.

Even if you don’t feel like it, you need to exercise. Starting out slow will lessen your pain. By participating regularly in low-impact exercises such as swimming, biking, and walking will decrease your symptoms over time.

When choosing foods, limit your intake of caffeine and avoid processed foods to cut back on your symptoms. Also, alternative treatments may help reduce pain. If available, try hypnosis, massage, acupuncture, or chiropractic treatment. One of these may offer the relief you seek.