Fibromyalgia is a painful and exhausting condition. It can cause depression due to aches and pain felt through the entire body. It is a difficult condition to treat, over 6 million Americans suffer from it. One test and or biopsy will not diagnose the condition. The effects are long lasting and are specifically experienced in the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. The pain may also feel like it is in your joints, although fibromyalgia does not physically affect these areas.
Studies show underlying problems with liver detoxification, hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, chronic stress, and neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine as well as hypothyroidism, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies and food sensitivities all can cause fibromyalgia.
Patients dealing with fibromyalgia describe the sensation in a number of ways. It can be experienced as a deep ache or shooting pain. Symptoms can arise exclusively in the morning upon waking, or they can persist throughout the entire day.
There are several conditions that generally coincide with fibromyalgia:
If you have been experiencing pain throughout your body that emanates from one of the tender points mentioned above, and if it has persisted for three or more months, you may be suffering from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia that's caused by thyroid or adrenal imbalance can be treated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. BHRT replenishes your thyroid and adrenal glands with biologically identical hormones.
Fibromyalgia can make life seem unlivable. If your tension and pain is ruining your sleeping and waking life, please call (813) 333-5593 or request more information online and let Erin & Dr. Robert Hannum help you live a better quality life and treat all your symptoms.