UNDERSTANDING LUPUS AND FIBROMYALGIA

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More on Fibromyalgia

Symptoms:

 

> Pain – the main reason a person with fibromyalgia goes to their GP is pain, which affects more than 97% of people with the condition.

> Fatigue – the other main symptom is fatigue. You can feel tired when you wake up. Too fatigued to start a relatively easy task and too tired to work.

> Poor Quality Sleep – while people with fibromyalgia may fall asleep without difficulty, their sleep quality is poor.

> Morning Stiffness – studies have shown that more than 75% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia feel stiffness in the morning. Described as similar to many types of arthritis, especially rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis. This can last for only a few minutes or for hours.

> Painful Trigger or Tender Points – these trigger points are not random, they are in predictable places on the body. For a person with fibromyalgia, pressing the trigger points is extremely painful.