Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, Fibromyalgia is a common musculoskeletal condition characterised by a range of symptoms including widespread muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Although more common in females, the symptoms experienced by those suffering from Fibromyalgia are similar to those associated with osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendonitis. It’s for this reason that accurate diagnosis is crucial for treatment. Speak to your healthcare professional about exploring whether you have Fibromyalgia.
Although fibromyalgia treatment in Perth is relatively limited, understanding the systems or signs associated with this syndrome can assist health care professionals with developing a long-term maintenance and management plan. Symptoms associated with FMS may include, but are not limited to:
- Pain (widespread)
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Headaches/ Migraines
Individuals may experience Fibromyalgia differently, for some this may be completely debilitating and prevent them from doing their regular daily activities, for others it is something they push through and work around. At Synaptic Health we aim to understand your unique experience. Contact us for more information about how we might be able to assist.