Fibromyalgia treatment medication and prevention



Fibromyalgia Treatment and medication

The main tactics of treatment is improving the quality of sleep. This can be done with the prescription of drugs as if Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, Doxepin, Cyclobenzaprine, Trazodone, and Zolpidem and so on. The dosage of these drugs should start with low and increased in a stepwise manner.
The next property of treating fibromyalgia is treating the underlying depression with the antidepressants as if Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Citalopram, Paroxetine and so on. Alprazolam and Lorazepam are widely used in the treatment of the anxiety. In addition, the mild aerobic exercises can have a long-term benefit and should be scheduled only after the patient can sleep without any problem.
It is interesting to note that NSAIDS or painkillers are not the major treatment of this disorder. This is due to the fact that they can partially remove the symptom and are less effective in treating the fibromyalgia. However, to control the pain, you may use Acetaminophen, Tramadol or Gabapentin.
As a conclusion, the treatment of fibromyalgia is very complex. It cannot be treated alone using the medication. You may ask the patient to undergo series of counseling to talk about the stress in their life. Group therapy might be very much beneficial in these patients. This might solves depression and anxiety problems too. Hence, a comb




Diagnosis The diagnosis of the fibromyalgia is very simple. The diagnosis can be made of fibromyalgia, when the symptom of musculoskeletal pain present for at least 3 months. In addition, the tender points test should produce 11 positive signs out of 18 points. This test is designed and postulated by American College of Rheumatology. These two criteria can help in stating the diagnosis as of fibromyalgia. However, not all of the patients can abide by these criteria and they too can be with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia The pain is a severe problem when it is constantly there. People cannot function normally with the pain. This is very much the same for the patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder characterized by widespread muscular and skeletal pain and pain syndrome. The pain from the fibromyalgia is very severe and it greatly disturbs on the quality of life. This disease generally targets on women and with the ratio of 9:1 for women to men. In addition, this disease targets on the women with the age group of 50 and above. This disease can almost be called as the disease of women.

What triggers Fibromyalgia

Cause and trigger points of fibromyalgia

  The cause of fibromyalgia is not yet been clearly understood. However, there are hundreds of hypothesis are out today to support the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia. One of such hypothesis is the abnormality in our Central nervous system. Nevertheless, none of the hypothesis has been approved as the cause yet. The cause of this fibromyalgia might be released in the nearest future due to the intense research my many scholars. Clinical Manifestation The major clinical manifestation or the symptoms of fibromyalgia are – Generalized musculoskeletal pain. – Stiffness – Fatigue. However, the patient might complain of lower back pa

 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or let me say, the butterfly face, is a serious disease in which the immune system perceives the body’s own cells as foreign and begins to fight against them. Thereby this disease is considered as an autoimmune disease. In Lupus, the substance produced by the body, damages many organs and tissues such as blood vessels, skin, joints and internal organs (kidney, lungs, heart, liver, brain, etc.).

Among patients with SLE nine out of ten are women, and half of them have their first symptoms appearance in the age between 15 and 25 years. Cause of the disease is still unknown. However, scientists believe that a viral infection with the background of a genetic defect may play a role. Very often the disease develops after excessive sun exposure, child birth, abortion and severe emotional distress. Many people with systemic lupus erythematosus have a history of food or medicine allergy in the past. Also, the possibility of getting SLE increases if the person has relatives who suffer from it. Most often, the disease begins gradually. Patients are concerned about weakness, weight loss, fever with no apparent cause and also the pain in the joints. Less often there is an acute onset of the disease (fever, acute inflammation o