Most patients are women.
three million Germans suffer from Fibromyalgie, a not inflammatory
form of Weichteilrheumatismus. Which is Fibromylagie exactly,
why is it so with difficulty to diagnose and which one can do
are women. This characteristic is explained among other things
with hormoneal conversions at the beginning of the change years.
ones have pain in the neck, at the back, in arms and legs, at
the whole body.
end of 30 begins and only years later, after exclusion of other
diseases, is diagnosed.
The Fibromyalgie develops during one period of several years away.
With approximately half of all patients thereby undulations with
temporary improvement and degradation are to be determined. In
the course of the day the complaints are most badly, particularly
strongly usually in the morning point themselves the symptoms
to the spring and autumn. Concerned ones suffer from vague (dull/musty,
burning) pain, which arises mainly in the cross and at the neck
spinal column, in addition, from shoulders, elbows and hands,
from knees and jump joints, from back of the head and breastbone,
in the face and from the Kiefer. The center nearly always is thereby
in the proximity of joints, whereby these are not impaired.
In addition a whole number of further symptoms, which do not belong
inevitably to the disease picture, comes about headache, deafness
feeling at hands and feet, stomach intestine complaints, Menstruation
hurt, heart chase, the feeling of difficulty in breathing. In
addition many patients complain about increased pain sensitivity,
anxieties and depressions.
pain strengthens not only when sitting, but also when long lying,
suffer many Fibromyalgie patient under in and By sleep disturbances
as well as the associated exhaustion conditions and concentration
difficulties. This abundance at complaints makes it heavy for
them to lead a normal life? in the working life as also in the
The Fibromyalgie has which causes, is not at present secured.
Different trips are discussed: Stress in the domestic everyday
life and in the occupation, serious (others) diseases, strong
predominance and false attitudes, physical like mental shocks
(an even deeply felt accident just like a death in the family).
The research has a few further "suspects" in the visor,
about metabolic disturbances, a too low or to high Kortisol production,
a kind energy crisis in the musculature, irregular blood circulation
in certain brain sections as well as a special form of to low
stoffwechselprodukte penetrate from the muscle fibers and provoke
the pain fibers. And in order to complete confusion, the illness
can break out obviously also without any evident reason. The term
Fibromyalgie consists of latin "fibra" and the Greek
Vokabeln "mys", "algos" and "ia".
Literally that means fiber muscular pain condition. Admits already
were such pain in the antiquity. Before approximately 200 years
the tender typical for this illness POINTS (points of pain) were
mentioned for the first time, 1968 first cases were described
The fact that
it concerns a not inflammatory form of Muskelrheumatismus became
the medical profession only 1980 clearly. Before well ten years
finally the World Health Organization WHO recognized the Fibromyalgie,
more rarely also than Fibrositis or generalized Tendomyopathie
(GTM) designation, officially than illness on.
Under normal conditions a physician will assume a whole number
of other possible diseases due to the numerous and nonspecific
symptoms first. Only if these could be excluded with the help
of suitable investigations (e.g. laboratory test, ultrasonic,
radiographs, nuclear spin tomography), the physician will try
on the basis a relatively simple test will determine whether its
female patient and/or its patient under Fibromyalgie suffers:
1. Does dull/musty,
burning since more than one quarter vague () back pain arise?
2. Do the patient in addition pain in the arms or legs have?
3. Are most of the typical pain pressure points (tender POINTS)
pain sensitive with it?
If the answer to all three questions reads "", the diagnosis
Fibromyalgie is obvious relatively. With a no the diagnosis must
be limited on the basis further questions further.
is a chronic illness.
symptoms are often very nonspecific, in most cases first a whole
number of other diagnoses is placed. Until the disease picture
minted itself so clearly that it can be diagnosed clearly, one
period of up to ten years usually passes.
concerns a not inflammatory Weichteilrheumatismus, rheumatism
means does not help; the same applies to Kortisonpraeparate, pain
means and? except for few exceptions? muscle-relaxing medicines.
Worked satisfactorily some low proportioned antidepressives. Some
one provide Massagen and thermal treatments with Fango Linderung,
other one an attendance in the cooling chamber. Also extension
exercises and relaxation training, courses for body perception
or rounds of talks with a psychologist to handling with the Fibromyalgie
in the everyday life can help.
testing are medicines, which are to affect carrier materials (Serotonin)
in the brain.
as a goal: Pain liberty and calm sleep.