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Fibromyalgia

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

 

Print off this sheet and complete it to see if you may have Fibromyalgia, then contact us if you think it's possible, and we can go through it with you

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:


•increased sensitivity to pain 
•fatigue (extreme tiredness) 
•muscle stiffness 
•difficulty sleeping 
•problems with mental processes (known as "fibro-fog") – such as problems with memory and concentration 
•headaches
•irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating

NHS: Pilates for Fibromyalgia

 

This 30-minute class goes through a series of gentle strength and flexibility exercises to relieve tension in the body and improve mobility. Regular pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.

NHS: Fibromyalgia

 

A condition causing generalised pain, tiredness, sleeping problems and poor memory. Medication is usually ineffective

Arthritis Research UK: Fibromyalgia

 

Fibromyalgia is a common condition, causing widespread pain often alongside other symptoms. It’s thought that as many as 1 person in every 25 may suffer from it.

Fibromyalgia: 'It's like red hot lava radiating through my body'

 

It's really important to keep moving your body, if you stay still for too long you will seize up."

Watch this video on Facebook from BBC Lifestyle and Health News in which women with fibromyalgia come together to share their stories and help one another.

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