Fibromyalgia also known as fibrositis is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure.
Other symptoms include:
- Feeling tired to a degree that normal activities are affected,
- Sleep problems, and troubles with memory,
- Restless legs syndrome,
- Bowel or bladder problems,
- Numbness and tingling, and
- Sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic headaches
- Dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are also frequently present. Sometimes, the signs of fibromyalgia bear close resemblance to osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. At times, you may also experience general muscular discomfort accompanied by twitching, burning or a deep stabbing pain. In general, the pain and stiffness associated with fibromyalgia are of a widespread nature compared to bursitis or tendinitis that tend to be more localized in nature. Another often reported symptom is the sensation of the muscles being over worked or pulled even without exercise or a slight exertion by the person affected by the condition.