Fibromyalgia, formerly called fibrositis is a condition in which person suffers from acute pain and stiffness in muscles, joints, tissues, tendons and ligaments. This disease is very common among middle aged women. The pain in Fibromyalgia is not accompanied by any sort of damage or tissue inflammation.People having fibromyalgia suffer from sleep disorders due to which they continuously feel tired and fatigued even after a long sleep. Along with restless sleep, this disease is even characterized by depression, anxiety and bowel disturbances. It is now agreed that fibromyalgia can not be termed a disease, instead it’s a chronic painful condition caused by some abnormal responses of our body towards stress. Patients suffering with Fibromyalgia tend to have different neurological response to pain.
This disease can be easily characterized by the following symptoms-
- Extreme pain and discomfort during menstrual periods.
- Tingling and numbness in hands and feet
- Body ache
- Intolerable pain in joints and muscles.
- Muscular weakness
- Weakness of memory and depression
- Easy exhaustion
- Restless sleep
- Sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle (muscular spasm)
Occurrence of this disease has a strong association with physical and mental stress events. It is even associated with arthritis and various bacterial and viral infections.
One of the possible causes of this problem is obesity, research proves that most of the people suffering from Fibromyalgia are overweight and their symptoms relating to this condition seems to improve along with reduced weight. Typically, Fibromyalgia is not a result of just one main cause; it could be the outcome of many causes.
Homeopathy has a variety of medicines for the unpredictable and unbearable pain in joints or muscles and restless sleep. Some of the effective homeopathic remedies which could be prescribed are-
Arnica– This homeopathic remedy is advised when any of the body organs feels sore and bruised after exertion due to overuse of muscles or some injury. It helps in soothing the chronic pain a person goes through in various joints and organs of the body due to Fibromyalgia.
Causticum– Weakness, stiffness and soreness in muscles which worsens due to overuse or from being exposed to cold can be treated using this remedy. This is an effective medicine in overcoming acute body ache experienced in Fibromyalgia.
Ranunculus bulbosus– This medicine is indicated with muscle stiffness especially in case of back and neck muscles. Soreness or stabbing pain may be experienced near shoulder blades or spine.