Fibromyalgia is a different disease from Chronic Fatigue but they often occur simultaneously. The Centers for Disease Control recognizes them as separate conditions. Usually a person develops one of the problems. If they donít get properly treated it will develop into the second disease as well.
Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread body pain thatís usually dull achy but becomes sharp if someone pushes the tissue. Fatigue that lasts for a long time leads to foggy brain, irritability, insomnia and more.
Thereís another condition that is similar to Fibromyalgia but is less invasive. Itís known as Chronic Myofacial Pain. Just like Chronic Fatigue, itís a different condition from Fibromyalgia but they often coincide as well as can become one another if not treated properly.
Myofacial pain can be widespread or focused. It often is accompanied by trigger point pain. Stretching does not help and in some cases can make the pain worse.
You need to find a practitioner who not only knows the difference between the diseases but believes there is a difference. There are a lot of good doctors out there who not only believe these conditions exist but have done research and training in order to treat them. I have done research on my own as well as take classes to know the difference and how to treat them.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Myofacial Pain arenít curable conditions but they are absolutely treatable and manageable. Contact me for more information.
If you think you have Fibromyalgia.