Fibromyalgia I

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What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue (feeling tired). People with fibromyalgia have “tender points” on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them.

People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms, such as:

    * Trouble sleeping
    * Morning stiffness
    * Headaches
    * Painful menstrual periods
    * Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
    * Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”).

Fibromyalgia – Causes

The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. There may be a number of factors involved. Fibromyalgia has been linked to:

    * Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents
    * Repetitive injuries
    * Illness
    * Certain diseases.

Fibromyalgia can also occur on its own.

Some scientists think that a gene or genes might be involved in fibromyalgia. The genes could make a person react strongly to things that other people would not find painful.

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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I writes to collect smiles and donate to charities. I shares stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.

3 Comments

  1. lower respiratory infection

    March 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Very interesting post..Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Vidya Sury

      March 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you for your comment!

  2. Mahbub Rajib

    September 15, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Very interesting post to me. Thanks man!

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