What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is chronic disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Patients with fibromyalgia can have many tender points as shown in the picture.  Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. Like arthritis, however, fibromyalgia:

·   Can cause significant pain and fatigue.

·   May interfere with your ability to carry on daily activities.

·   Impairs the joints and/or soft tissues and causes chronic pain.


What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia ? 

The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and fatigue. In addition, you may experience a variety of other symptoms including:

·   Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes referred to as “fibro fog”).

·   Headaches.

·   Irritable bowel syndrome.

·   Morning stiffness.

·   Numbness or tingling of the extremities.

·   Painful menstrual periods.

·   Restless legs syndrome.

·   Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights.

·   Sleep disturbances.

·   Temperature sensitivity.

If you think you are suffering from above symptoms please call  to make an appointment with Dr. Gul  today.  




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