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Trouble sleeping can increase the chances of fibromyalgia

Jul 4th 2014 at 9:32 PM

You have woken up feeling tired, in pain and without apparent reason? His problem may be related to fibromyalgia . It is a clinical syndrome that manifests with pain all over the body, especially in muscles. Often, fibromyalgia causes symptoms of fatigue, exercise intolerance and not restful sleep, ie, the person wakes up tired.

There is still no apparent single cause for fibromyalgia , but there are clues to understand why people have this syndrome. Recent studies show that patients with fibromyalgia have increased sensitivity to pain than people without fibromyalgia . Fibromyalgia manifests with pain all over the body, especially in muscles.

Photo: Shutterstock Fibromyalgia manifests with pain all over the body, especially in muscles. Photo: Shutterstock It's like the brains of people with fibromyalgia were deregulated with a thermostat that activates the whole nervous system to make the person more sensitive to pain .

One of the parts of the body that most feel the effects is the musculature. Symptoms of Fibromyalgia In people with fibromyalgia

, the pain welcome these lesions are enlarged, the muscle is sore and stressed and it makes the pain even more. A person shall not sleep well and can not work, worsening muscle pain and keeping the cycle. Symptoms of depression and anxiety may also arise to worsen the picture.

The fibromyalgia can appear after major events in a person's life, such as physical trauma, psychological or even a serious infection. It is common that the frame begins with a chronic localized pain that progresses involving the whole body.

The reason some people develop fibromyalgia and other is not yet known. Impact on sleep It is common sleep disturbances occur in patients with fibromyalgia , affecting nearly 95% of patients. These people often have a typical defect: the difficulty of maintaining a deep sleep.

Sleep tends to be shallow or interrupted, the sleep quality drops too and the person wakes up tired, even if you have slept for a long period. The result is increased fatigue, increased muscle contraction and pain.

Some time ago, it was thought that the change of sleep was what caused fibromyalgia . Currently, it is known that it is a consequence of pain and not the cause. Other sleep disorders may affect patients with fibromyalgia

, some related to severe discomfort in the legs when lying in bed, with the need to stretch them, move them or walk out to relieve this discomfort. This problem is called Restless Legs Syndrome and has special treatment.

Have other patients have the syndrome of sleep apnea and stop breathing during the night, also resulting in decreased quality of sleep. Diagnosis of fibromyalgia The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is clinical and does not require exams for your confirmation.

The doctor can do a good clinical interview and, through it, you can make the diagnosis of fibromyalgia in the first query, discarding other problems. The expert is being sought rheumatologist trained to make the diagnosis of disease

s affecting the muscles and joints. Are diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia pain for more than three months throughout the body and the presence of tender points in muscles. Probably the doctor will order some blood tests, not to prove fibromyalgia

, but to rule out other problems that may simulate fibromyalgia , such as hypothyroidism and diabetes.

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