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Is Fibromyalgia and Depression Inter Linked?

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 237

Do you know that fibromyalgia and depression are interlinked? Fibromyalgia is undoubtedly very painful ailment which leaves you frustrated and lonely. Moreover depression makes it hard to tackle this condition. Studies have proved that depression does not affect the severity of this disease but causes behavioral changes that affect symptoms and treatment of this painful ailment.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Before going further let us closely look at what is Fibromyalgia and what are its causes. It is a very painful ailment which leads to exhaustion, fatigue and inexplicable pain and exhaustion. It is sad to reveal that there is no proper cure for this aching ailment but there are certain medications available in markets that can help fighting its symptoms. For curing and reducing psychological impact of this disease, medication along with self-help techniques can play a big role.

Fibromyalgia causes immense pain and problem of sleepless nights. Tylnol which is an Analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin and Advil helps greatly in curing fibromyalgia. You would be surprised to read that pain reliving drugs are combined with anti-depressants for curing fibromyalgia.

Physical therapy also magically helps in fighting fibromyalgia. Physical therapy treats pain associated with this condition and thus aids in improving sleep. Keep in mind that physical therapy may be little painful for patient in the starting but if it is done on regular basis and in correct moves, pain will disappear eventually.

Emotional problems and fibromyalgia treatment

At FFC, number of doctors thinks that emotional problems lead to the development of fibromyalgia condition. Many health care professionals think that fibromyalgia occurs due to psychological problems and not because of physical problem. Depression and fibromyalgia go hand in hand. Higher stress levels triggers the onset of this painful problem. Patients struggling against fibromyalgia are also given prescriptions anti-depressants for proper treatment.

People suffering from fibromyalgia become inactive due to chronic pain and this in turns leads to depression. If this ailment is not treated well on time, it leads to the development of anxiety and depression in patient in long run. You all would be sad to read that depression which is accompanied by fibromyalgia not only causes feeling of sadness in patient but also shows signs of irritability, feeling of guilt, low energy levels, concentration difficulty, feeling of hopelessness, loss of interest in activities, inability to make decisions, persistent sadness and uncontrollable tearfulness. In severe cases, it can also lead to suicidal thoughts in a person.

Depression also causes lack of sound sleep. This is why fibromyalgia patients suffer from the problem of insomnia and sleeping disorders. You would be glad to read that exercising on regular basis not only boosts serotonin level in body but also produces endorphins which act as natural painkiller. Moreover breathing exercises and medication too helps in treating fibromyalgia and depression in a magical way.

The condition of fibromyalgia pain result into depression and stress if overlooked. Family and friends support wonderfully helps in reducing this painful condition to certain extent and joining counseling group also helps in improving quality of your life. Here is also a better treatment option available for you for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.

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