Fibromyalgia, difficult to diagnose
Over the past four to five years of chiropractic practice in Merritt, I have been treating an increasing number of patients with a broad array of symptoms that fulfill the criteria of a syndrome called Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia – a Child’s Journey Through Hell
We all want only the best for our children. When I held my daughter in my arms for the first time, I had so many dreams for her. I could picture her first steps, her high school graduation, her first job. I knew that her father and I would do our best to make the world special for her. She was an outgoing, confident, happy little girl. She adored school and had many friends.
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Fibromyalgia signs, symptoms and treatments
A chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points ó places on the body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
You donít know what you donít know
The other day I was asked to assess a patientís mental state, a patient who also had a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. I knew little about this condition other than itís main symptom was pain before I saw the patient so I decided to find out a bit more about it. What I discovered intrigued me and brought together a number of the patients symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is a terrible disease, and aprt from the pain, the patients also suffer from peoples reactions, saying that it is all just an idea, that is all just in the head. We should start changing these reactions to this fairly unknown disease.