Increasing pain causes a person to be less
Muscles that aren't exercised regularly are
more likely to be irritated during activity. And it may be that people
with fibromyalgia are more sensitive to pain or have muscles that are more
The irritated muscles are painful. Some doctors
think that the muscles of people with fibromyalgia stay sore because they don't repair themselves as well as they should.
Muscle pain, sometimes occurring with disrupted
sleep and daytime fatigue, leads to less and less activity.
Although fibromyalgia is a long-lasting (chronic) condition
with no cure, it can be controlled. It doesn't damage the muscles, joints, or
internal organs. Most people adjust to their symptoms and are able to keep working and
doing their daily activities. For more information about managing fibromyalgia, see the Treatment Overview.
Are you having trouble sleeping because you have fibromyalgia? Most people with the disease complain of trouble sleeping. No matter how long they sleep, it is rarely restful. Here's some information that can help you get a better night's sleep.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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