Have you been experiencing joint or muscle pain not associated with an injury? Do you feel tired on a daily basis? Then you may be suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are different but related conditions which share a common symptom - overwhelming fatigue that significantly decreases the quality of your life. The exact causes of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are unknown. The conditions are characterized by:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Severe fatigue
- Multiple tender points occurring in localized areas like the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips
- Sleep disturbances
- Morning stiffness
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Difficulty concentrating or confusion
- Increased irritability
In addition, if you're a female, you are more at risk for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, with 90% of reported sufferers being female.
The pain of fibromyalgia and the fatigue associated with chronic fatigue syndrome are often misinterpreted as being caused by another disorder, so if you suspect you may have one of these conditions, it is important to have a professional from The Wellness and Aesthetics Medical Center make an informed diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with one or both of these conditions previously, do not attempt to treat it yourself with sleeping or pain pills. Over-the-counter drugs are not intended for long-term use and do not treat the underlying disorder. Treatment is a complex, multi-layered process that should be guided by a medical expert at The Wellness and Aesthetics Medical Center.
To schedule an appointment with The Wellness and Aesthetics Medical Center, simply call (210) 338-8228 today.