Fibromyalgia is a condition causing widespread pain all over the body, as well as a range of other symptoms that can make life extremely difficult to deal with. Amongst the range of symptoms that can affect you are lack of sleep, a feeling of a severe lack of energy and headaches. Fibromyalgia is a condition which can simply develop for no reason, but it is also believed by a body of medical opinion that it can be triggered by trauma, such as an accident.
Fibromyalgia is often very difficult for sufferers to live with. The widespread pain is debilitating and treatment is very limited. For the most part, treatment options consist of managing symptoms and aiding sufferers to cope mentally as well as physically with the condition which they are suffering from. Treatment can include taking medication such as anti-depressants or painkillers, management techniques such as alternative therapies, gentle exercise programmes or techniques to help stimulate relaxation, cognitive behavioural therapy, or similar sorts of counselling.
It is thought that up to one in twenty of the adult population in the UK are affected by some degree of Fibromyalgia.
What also makes it very difficult to treat Fibromyalgia is that the symptoms wax and wane. Sufferers find that some days there are very limited symptoms present and they are able to cope with most of their daily routine, whilst on other days symptoms are severe and they are able to manage little, other than getting out of bed. Also, some people suffer from Fibromyalgia at a relatively low, unintrusive level and are able to live a full and normal life without any adverse effects, other than coping with the increased niggles and aches which the illness brings with it. To speak to an experienced solicitor about making a fibromyalgia claim please call 0333 331 4802.