Fibromyalgia is a disease that has many symptoms and some of them can be confusing to people. So, in case you are thinking that it only affects your body’s energy levels and that the only problem is muscle and tissue pain, you were wrong.
This type of disease can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life and it is time to educate ourselves and give more understanding to the people who suffer from it.
The first symptoms that usually come to mind are exhaustion and pain in all muscles, but these are not the only symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is different for every patient who suffers and affects all people in some different way. For example, daytime fatigue and exhaustion will be a major problem for a person who has a disrupted sleep cycle and also has fibromyalgia.
And this will usually result in depression and increased muscle soreness. But just because this is the most common symptom of this disease does not mean that it is the only one we should look at and consider.
There are many others that a person suffering from fibromyalgia battles with every day. Most of the time, everyone is intertwined and affects each other.
So with that line of thinking, if there is a way to help with a symptom, it will result in helping others as well.
Fibromyalgia often leaves the person feeling fatigued and mentally confused. Many patients claim that it feels as if they have a mist on their brain.
From 50 to 70 percent of patients have chronic headaches and migraines, and they occur at least twice a week.
Imagine living a normal life with this kind of condition. This leaves the patient exhausted on both the physical and mental levels.
One of the symptoms that may have been neglected is the difficulty in speaking when you have fibromyalgia.
Having problems with language and having trouble speaking can be very irritating and frustrating especially when we live in a modern society where you are constantly in need of communicating your thinking clearly and where you are constantly surrounded by others who expect of you speak easily and clearly.
Before your doctor diagnoses difficulty in talking to fibromyalgia, it should be checked that there are no underlying problems with the throat, ears or nose.
The nerve receptors of the person suffering from fibromyalgia can become overwhelmed with the number of information because the pain receptors are constantly bombarded by information.
The pain signals are constant and over stimuli from different sources can confuse the brain and lead to speech problems.
People who suffer from fibromyalgia find it a common problem to speak clear thoughts or to remember certain words at times. It can even result in problems in writing or understanding the language.
Research is not yet clear on why fibromyalgia exactly causes these language problems, because dysphasia and aphasia are linked to injury or brain degeneration, such as when suffering a stroke.
And for now, there is no evidence that fibromyalgia can cause damage or degeneration of brain tissue.
We can expect that in time some bond between the two will be discovered and that a cure will be found, but before that we have to think of ways to make life easier for a person suffering from fibromyalgia.
People with the disease claim that in most cases, the more tired and exhausted they are, the harder it is to tell them.
They find themselves looking for the right word and this simply does not come to mind. Either one encounters a word that has no correlation with the conversion or with his line of thought.
This is something that can be very frustrating when it starts to happen and it is good to find a coping mechanism to help.
It is important not to emphasize too much about it as stress leads to less sleep and more tiredness and exhaustion.
Try to keep a positive perspective on the whole problem and do not blame yourself when that happens. Give yourself a few seconds, laugh if you can and then move on.
Some days this will not happen and in a few days but there are ways to help yourself.
If you find that the more rested you are the creator, then try to find ways to achieve a better and more regular sleep.
Make a plan to go to bed every night at the same time and get up in the morning at the same time and see if it gives you more energy.
Or if you find it easier for you to write than talk for a while, then communicate with people via text or email for a while. Any way to find relief is a good way.
Because speech difficulties can be very frustrating. They can be unpredictable and people who do not know you can be confused and impatient.
So be sure to explain to people that this is a symptom of a disease that you can not control and that it does not define who you are as a person. And tell yourself so, too.
We have just seen that fibromyalgia has many symptoms and affects almost every aspect of a person’s life. But it is a disease that can be combated and the condition of the patient can improve over time.
Considering how all the symptoms are related between speech problems and language difficulty can result in more stress, anxiety and exhaustion if you do not know how to help yourself. So, find small ways everyday to feel better if you can.