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Fibromyalgia! What is it?. A pain!!!!. Definitions. Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome that causes pain and stiffness throughout the tissues that support and move the bones and joints. “a central nervous system disorder that results in abnormal pain processing”

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Fibromyalgia!

What is it?

A pain!!!!


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Definitions

  • Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome that causes pain and stiffness throughout the tissues that support and move the bones and joints.

  • “a central nervous system disorder that results in abnormal pain processing”

  • ‘the invisible disability’ or the ‘irritable everything syndrome’


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Causes

  • Not fully understood but thought to be triggered by:

    • Stressors – chronic but not acute

    • Shock

    • Trauma

    • Viral Infection

    • Could be an inherited weakness, but is not a generic disease


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Symptoms

  • Pain: in muscles, tendons and ligaments

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches & migraines

  • Restless legs syndrome

  • Non-restorative Sleep: insomnia, hypothalamic dysfunction

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Memory lapses (Fibro fog!)

  • Anxiety & Depression


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Diagnosis

  • Difficult to acquire!

  • Many medics don’t recognise it

  • Reluctance to diagnose

  • Need to eliminate other problems

  • Tender point test required

  • Usually diagnosed by rheumatologist


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18 Tender Points

  • 11 needed for a diagnosis

  • Part of chronic pain & distress


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Who gets it?

  • Approx 3% of the population

  • Women outnumber men by 9:1 on tender point diagnosis but otherwise 3:2

  • No age discrimination

  • Children and teens can have it too


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Is it curable?

NO! but remission is possible

Is it treatable?

YES!!


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Treatments

NHS Medicine

Prescription Drugs

Pain Management

  • Complementary Medicine

    • Therapies

    • Supplements

  • Self Management

    • Exercise – Pacing – Nutrition

    • Stress reduction

    • Everyone is different!


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Prescription Drugs

  • NHS website says these drugs are used to treat fibromyalgia:

  • Antidepressants (short term relief)

  • Painkillers (not very effective)

  • Tranquillizers

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Dopomine agonists

  • Neuropathic pain medicines


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Recommended Supplements

  • Omega 3 Fish Oils

  • Multivitamins & Minerals

  • Magnesium

  • Melatonin (available from USA)

  • Calcium & Vit D

  • Vit B & B12


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Complementary Therapies

Hypnotherapy & Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Acupuncture - Alexander Technique

Body Massage - Head Massage

Reiki - Craniosacral Therapy

Reflexology - Aromatherapy

Chiropractic - Osteopathy

Yoga - Herbal Remedies

Meditation - Prayer

Bowen Technique

Relaxation


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Support

  • Family and Friends

  • Social Services

  • Welfare Benefits

  • Expert Patient Programme

  • Support Groups – e.g.

  • Fibromyalgia Support Group for Surrey and Sussex


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Research?

  • Mostly in USA

  • Last few years some breakthroughs

  • Limited in UK because of lack of funds


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Further information

  • Internet

  • Books

  • CDs

  • DVDs

  • Magazines


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Prognosis for the future

  • Research may eventually find a cure if it’s multifaced and looks at subgroups

  • Meanwhile it’s ‘trial and error’ hoping to find something that helps

  • HOPE springs eternal!


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