Cold, fibromyalgia, an impossible “love”

The cold binomial and fibromyalgia do not get along. And with the arrival of winter and the coldest days, people who suffer from this disease notice it especially. That’s why today in The blog of people who live with pain we talk about cold and fibromyalgia.

cold_fibromyalgiaAnd is that although fibromyalgia is always present for who suffers, in the coldest days of winter often gives the worst news. This can be noticed especially in knees, cramps in the head, or stitches in the lumbar.

The symptoms of fibromyalgia are most noticeable in late summer and early fall . That is why cold and fibromyalgia are related. It’s when the days get shorter and the nights get colder. The alert signals sent by the FM from the different sensitive points of the body become more evident . It’s about those small painful areas also known as trigger points . They are pain points that are distributed throughout the entire body: they inhabit the cervicals, in the area of ​​the trapezius, on the scapulae, in that blessed area just below the hip … As we say, those sensitive points With the arrival of the rains and the low temperatures are more active than ever.

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  • 1 Cold and fibromyalgia and the change of seasons
  • 2 Symptoms of fibromyalgia
    • 2.1 Other symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • 3 How is fibromyalgia treated?
    • 3.1 The technology of andulation

Cold and fibromyalgia and changing seasons

Fibromyalgia can manifest itself in periodic crises, crises that reproduce year after year as is the seasonal change. In the case of this condition, its symptoms become especially intense during the transition from summer to autumn. According to specialists, that the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia become more severe at this time is normal and, in addition, it is also common for other women with musculoskeletal conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis or osteoporosis.

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The scientific community has spent years trying to explain this symptomatic change related to environmental factors. Some experts say that the reason is that patients with FM have an excessive sensitivity to temperature , ie: your body notices any variation in temperature or humidity and responds to that change with muscle contractions that increase the sensation of pain. Other experts, on the other hand, defend that meteorology has nothing to do with these periodic crises of people who suffer FM and that it is a pure and simple coincidence that we all complain at the same time and about the same ailments.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia

The symptoms of this disorder occur in women in a greater number of cases. The main symptoms are:

  • Pain. Generalized musculoskeletal pain is a characteristic symptom of fibromyalgia. It occurs in different places around the body. It can start in a region, such as in the neck and shoulders and then appear in other areas after a certain time.
  • Fatigue and sleep disturbances. Many people with fibromyalgia have fatigue and less resistance to activities that involve effort. It’s about the kind of fatigue you feel when you have the flu or when you can not fall asleep. Occasionally, fatigue is a much more important problem than pain itself. Sleep disturbances are common in people with fibromyalgia, but they can vary depending on the person. You can expand the information in the article, ” Chronic fatigue, always present disease “.
  • Mood and concentration Changes in mood are a frequent symptom of this disease. People with fibromyalgia feel sad or down and some also have depression and anxiety. People with fibromyalgia may have difficulty concentrating or doing simple mental tasks. These problems appear and disappear intermittently. They are often more marked in times of exhaustion or anxiety .

Other symptoms of fibromyalgia

The headaches , and those caused by stress and migraines, are common in people with fibromyalgia. This condition is associated with pain in the muscles of the jaw and face .

In addition, stomach pain , constipation alternated with diarrhea and abdominal swelling , are also very common symptoms. Irritability and spasms of the bladder may cause the affected person to urinate more frequently or to feel the urge to urinate. The affected person may also experience acute pelvic pain . Finally, symptoms of fibromyalgia include dizziness, restless legs, endometriosis, tingling and numbness of the hands and feet.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

treatment that totally cures this chronic disease is not yet known . The existing treatments aim to relieve pain , improve the quality of sleep, and ensure the emotional balance of the patient. It is about improving the condition of the person who suffers it.

They can help greatly to make small changes in lifestyle , such as reducing stress or improving sleep. Other people require a full care program through medication, exercise, and instruction in techniques to cope with pain.

Among the options for the treatment of fibromyalgia are:

  • Medicines. Decrease pain as well as improve sleep
  • Exercise programs and activities. The benefits of physical education improve overall health.
  • Relaxation techniques Relieve anxiety and muscle tension.
  • Educational programs. They help to understand the complexity of the symptoms of fibromyalgia as well as to control them. Thus, lifestyle habits that could cause alterations in the quality of sleep are avoided.

The technology of andulation

The technology of andulation is a great ally to alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It is a treatment that acts throughout the body and combines vibrations with infrared heat . It relieves pain and helps improve overall health , since it relaxes the nervous system and improves blood circulation.

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