Frequently Asked Questions on Fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain aches and all over the body. Affected areas mostly are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.

What are the symtoms of Fibromyalgia?

Widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, fibro-fog, and morning stiffness are the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia.

How does Fibromyalgia affects sleep?

Many people with fibromyalgia complain that they do not have restful sleep. Pain and sleep disturbances caused by fibromyalgia may become a vicious circle: the pain makes it difficult to sleep, and lack of sleep makes the pain worse.

How can fibromyalgia be treated?

Fibromyalgia can be treated with heat, especially moist heat. Hot packs may relieve soreness and stiffness from fibromyalgia affected areas by boosting blood flow to the places where you hurt.

What types of foods trigger fibromyalgia?

Foods that may be avoided if you have fibromyalgia are Aspartame, Caffeine, Sugar, MSG and sodium nitrite, Dairy, Gluten etc.