Dealing with fibromyalgia,
Numbness and tingling.
For most people, the morning brings enough energy to get going. That is, most people who do not have fibromyalgia.
Those who suffer from fibromyalgia , can barely walk during the morning, however, succeed.
Some days, the mere pressure put your feet on the ground is unbearable.
The feet are stiff and tingling, stiff legs, knees quivering, and requires extreme effort to walk from the bedroom to the kitchen.
A night of restless sleep makes you feel like you’ve run a marathon.
Sleeping with pillows under the foot, between the ankles and knees and make sure your legs are touching as little as possible.
Does this scenario sound familiar? This condition is called numbness and tingling paresthesia , and occurs in one out of four people with fibromyalgia.
What causes paresthesia?
Why numbness is common in fibromyalgia?
There are some theories about what causes numbness and tingling for those suffering from fibromyalgia.
So why do so many with fibromyalgia often experience numbness and tingling in our hands, feet, legs or other body parts?
There is no definitive answer to that.
But there are several possible reasons:
• muscle spasms and muscle stiffness . Spasmodic muscles tense or can put pressure on nerves, causing numbness, tingling or even the feeling that something is crawling on her skin.
• vasospasm induced by cold , also known as Raynaud’s disease or syndrome.
This occurs when the cold or stress cause a spasm in an artery, usually on the hands or feet, which causes blood vessels to constrict, limiting blood supply. This leads to the area to feel cold, tingling, numbness and change colors.
One study suggests that people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have induced vasospasm cold.
• Vitamin deficiency . A deficiency in vitamin B-1, B-3, B-6, B-12 or E, may cause neuropathy nerve damage.
• Excess vitamin D. Having too much vitamin D in your system can also cause neuropathy.
• Magnesium deficiency . Magnesium is a vital mineral for our bodies to function. Not having enough leads to increased muscle spasms, which in turn can cause pressure on nerves, causing numbness.
If the numbness and tingling is not something commonly experience with outbreaks of fibromyalgia , but a new symptom, it is important to consult a doctor because it could be a symptom of other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, hypoglycemia or peripheral neuropathy in diabetes. .