#condition - Rheumatology
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disease causing widespread pain in the muscles all over the body. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known.
For most people with FM, the condition cannot be cured. Despite this, people can manage the condition and lead normal lives. It is not a life-threatening disease.
Other symptoms of FM include fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, difficulty thinking clearly (‘Fibro Fog’), headaches, disturbance of mood, irritable bowels, and pelvic or jaw pain.
FM is diagnosed after ensuring that any other conditions that might cause similar symptoms have been excluded.
Dr Simon Paul specialises in looking after people with FM using a holistic approach, which may include medications, exercise and other non-medicine-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy; all tailored to the person’s individual circumstances. Successful treatment allows the person to take control of the disease and reduce symptoms and maintain their chosen activities as best as possible.
For further information on Fibromyalgia please visit the Versus Arthritis website: CLICK HERE