What Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome?
Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) 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 commonly found in females, the symptoms experienced by those suffering from FMS are similar to those associated with osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendinitis. It’s for this reason that accurate diagnosis is crucial for treatment. Speak to your healthcare professional about testing for FMS.
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 of FMS include, but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic headaches
- Inability to concentrate
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Hypersensitivity to cold or heat
- Dryness in mouth, nose and eyes
- Numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet