Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain that
causes pain and tenderness throughout the entire body or move from one part of
the body to the other. It tends to affect women more than men, but it affects
many people from different ages. “The literal translation of the word
fibromyalgia is pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons” (What is
Fibromyalgia?).

            Symptoms
vary, however, there are many different types of symptoms. Some symptoms
include fatigue, anxiety, tender and pain to the joints, menstrual problems to
women, and depression. When these pains are experienced, it is best to see a
physician because the pains can be severe. As mentioned earlier, different
people with this disorder experience different symptoms; some being not as bad
and others being severe.

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            Unfortunately,
fibromyalgia can not be test through lab testing. The physician will ask you if
the pain is spread throughout the body and if it continuous for three months.
Unlike other disorders and diseases, it can’t be seen through blood tests or radiology
testing. Fortunately it can be seen through the brain and spinal cord  in response to pain from the nerves.

            There
is many ways to treat fibromyalgia with medications such as pain relievers,
antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Other treatments include physical therapy
and activities such as yoga and exercise. There are not really any surgeries
that can treat fibromyalgia.

            Some
complications can be endometriosis to women, chronic fatigue syndrome, and rheumatoid
arthritis. It can also cause Lupus, which is an autoimmune disease. Lupus causes
your immune system to fight against you and attacks your tissues and organs. Using
the treatments could help prevent complications from happening.

            There
are about five and even more advocates for fibromyalgia. The number one advocacy
is the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, which is nonprofit
and provide care to affected patients. A celebrity, Lady Gaga, has spoken about
the awareness of fibromyalgia so fans can begin to support.

            Fibromyalgia
is a disorder that causes most of your body to ache, and has no real diagnose. It
can be treated with a variety of options, just depending on the severity. As it
stays untreated, it can cause major complications to our own body. Luckily, there
are advocates to spread awareness and help out with the disorder.

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