Question: What is the main cause of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is often triggered by a stressful event, including physical stress or emotional (psychological) stress. Possible triggers for the condition include: an injury. a viral infection.

What are the worst symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of fibromyalgia may include:pain throughout the body, particularly in the back or neck.extreme sensitivity to pain, bright lights, smoke, and certain foods.stiffness when staying in the same position for long periods.muscles spasms.extreme tiredness.poor quality sleep.fatigue.More items

What are usually the first signs of fibromyalgia?

The main symptoms of fibromyalgia are outlined below.Widespread pain. If you have fibromyalgia, one of the main symptoms is likely to be widespread pain. Extreme sensitivity. Stiffness. Fatigue. Poor sleep quality. Cognitive problems (fibro-fog) Headaches. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)More items

Who is most at risk for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can affect people of all ages, including children. However, most people are diagnosed during middle age and you are more likely to have fibromyalgia as you get older. Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you are more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

Does fibromyalgia get worse as you get older?

Maybe. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that is often a lifelong condition. But fibromyalgia is not a progressive disease, meaning it will not get worse over time.

What foods are bad for fibromyalgia?

What Foods Trigger Fibromyalgia Pain?Processed foods. Many processed foods contain preservatives and large amounts of salt, sugar and fat which can trigger food sensitivities and inflammation. Gluten. Refined carbohydrates. Oily, fried foods. Alcohol. Caffeine. Red meat. Nightshade fruits and vegetables.More items •May 6, 2021

What is the best exercise for fibromyalgia patients?

Low-impact aerobic exercises — such as fast walking, biking or swimming — appear to be the most helpful to people with fibromyalgia.

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