Signs to look out for include:
- Chronic, periodic pains usually in the muscles, joints, and sometimes ski.
- Sore or tender spots that are sensitive to even the slightest touch may appear
- Constant fatigue
Though not deadly, this condition can cause great inconvenience, so if any of these symptoms start to manifest, call your nearest doctor to get treated right away.
FMS may cause other problems, including:
- Light sensitivity and impaired vision
- Ringing in the ears and impaired hearing
- Poor body coordination
- Migraines and other forms of headache
- Twitching or vibration in the arms or legs
- Anxiety, depression, and/or other psychological problems.
Fibromyalgia often affects people in their early to late twenties, but there are cases of older people getting it as well. Patients are usually female.
The cause of FS is still unknown today. The possible causes include the following:
- Genes – There have been cases where fibromiyalga was known to run in the family. What gene exactly, or why is currently unknown.
- Stress – Stress, both physical and mental, is also suspected to possibly cause fibromyalgia. Repeated or intense physical stress may cause this condition. Impacts to the head specifically may also cause fibromyalgia. Mental stress may also cause the disease. This includes stressful conditions like Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and even anxiety.
- Lifestyle – Because stress is heavily tied to fibromyalgia, anything that worsens your quality of life, like smoking and obesity, can be a risk factor.
- Sleep – Sleep is a very important process for many brain functions and has been found to remove the toxic build-up in our brains while we’re awake. Prolonged or repetitive lack of sleep is another factor that may lead to fibromyalgia.
Because the cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, there is currently no cure. On the flip side, while it is incurable, it is not a life-threatening condition and can be treated to help alleviate the symptoms and make regular functioning more bearable.