Fibromyalgia - causes and symptoms

Common causes of fibromyalgia

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. If you think you suffer from fibromyalgia, consult a pain management expert immediately. 

Hereditary: Fibromyalgia may be hereditary, especially in women. Females who have relatives with fibromyalgia have a higher risk of experiencing it themselves.
Diseases: Rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus may cause fibromyalgia.
Event: Stressful, traumatic, physical, or emotional event, such as a car accident may cause fibromyalgia.
Gender: Fibromyalgia is much more common in women than in men.
Physical activity: Fibromyalgia is more common with people who aren’t physically active.

Common symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Widespread pain
  • Jaw pain and stiffness
  • Stiff joints and muscles
  • Difficulties in memory and concentration
  • Weight gain, dizziness, and breathing problems
  • Painful menstrual periods

When to see a doctor for fibromyalgia treatment?

  • Headaches
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Tingling and numbness in the hands or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Skin problems