Friday, 17 June 2011

What Makes Fibromyalgia Worse?

Boreas by John William Waterhouse, 1902
The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.  ~Joan Didion

From the lovely people at   Fibromyalgia Network


What Makes Fibromyalgia Worse?

Fibromyalgia patients are often sensitive to odors, loud noises, bright lights, some foods, and prescription medications.1 You may also experience:2,3,4

  • non-cardiac chest pain
  • acid reflux
  • irregular heart beat
  • palpitations
  • shortness of breath
  • numbness
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint
  • nasal congestion
  • painful periods
  • irritable bladder
  • interstitial cystitis
  • profuse sweating
  • muscle weakness
  • tingling sensations
  • chemical sensitivities
  • vulvodynia (vulvar pain)
  • difficulty focusing eyes
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • the feeling of swollen extremities
  • dry or burning eyes and mouth
  • trouble maintaining balance
 Read more about these annoying symptoms, what researchers are learning about them, and treatment suggestions.

Aggravating Factors

Weather (especially cold climates and changes in barometric pressure), cold or drafty environments, hormonal fluctuations (premenstrual and menopausal states), poor quality sleep, stress, depression, anxiety, and over-exertion can all contribute to fibromyalgia symptom flare-ups.5,6

Read more here:  What Makes Fybromyalgia Worse? 

1 comment:

  1. Tranquilizers or painkillers can help in a timely manner. Most patients with fibromyalgia take them, but their effectiveness is partial and should never be the only treatment.

    Agustin Legido