Fibromyalgia – it hurts….

Fibromyalgia syndrome describes a common condition of widespread muscle pain and fatigue that occurs in 2% of the population (about 6 million people in the US).¬†Meaning of the name ‘fibromyalgia’ is a pain in muscles, fibrous connective tissue (tendons).This is known as a syndrome because it is a collection of signs and symptoms that occur together (a sign is what the doctor finds the test, a symptom is what the patient reports it to the doctor).¬†Fibromyalgia is especially confusing and often misunderstood because its symptoms can also occur in other conditions.

There is a widespread view that says, in people with fibromyalgia there is a lack of the neurotransmitter, serotonin. I do not know if this diagnosis is correct or not, but anyway, since this material is related to mood, the substances that increase serotonin may help. This is the role of antidepressants SSRI (selective inhibitors of serotonin reuptake). These drugs there are many side effects that sometimes are also dangerous, and even addictive, and also, quit exceeded new loans is difficult. Therefore, the vast majority of cases, I recommend trying to take supplements such as tryptophan or 5HTP, raise serotonin naturally, being the materials are formed of serotonin in the body. Read more about fibromyalgia on the excellent may clinic page.

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