Fibromyalgia

  • Long-term disorder that affects the muscles and joints
  • Symptoms may include widespread muscle and joint pain, tiredness, depression and anxiety
  • Cause unknown but may be associated with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder, restless leg syndrome and premenstrual syndrome
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in older adults
  • May be mild to severe and tends to recur at different times
  • Not life threatening

  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain good sleep habits
  • Keep your stress levels low
  • Maintain a healthy diet

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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