Exploring the effects of Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

Fibromyalgia or Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus

There is a high possibility that there can be multiple conditions or diseases in one patient. Some of the symptoms will be clearly evident and other symptoms can be overlapping. For people who have more than one disease in their body, strength and confidence is very important.

From the modern science we can seek help easily as there are many remedies available to treat problems related to fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Though there is no cure for certain symptoms and condition, there are considerable relief methods available which can make the life better and relieved.

Experiences from various people who have such conditions can be very helpful. That can lead us in the right direction to take necessary steps to handle problems by ourselves.

In the recent years there are many people who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis. Rheumatoid conditions have now become very common among the people.

There can be various factors contributing to such problems. The actual reason is still unknown to the mankind.

Common problems in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

People who have fibromyalgia and RA share similar symptoms in certain cases. But there are also many symptoms that are different if observed keenly.

Distinct differences can be identified in Arthritis to that of fibromyalgia and in some cases it can even be complicated for fibromyalgia individuals.

Pain is commonly experienced by people who have RA and Fibromyalgia. Fatigue is also another symptom that overlap between fibromyalgia and RA. Apart from these there are also several differences available.

Inflammation is considered to be the main difference that is extensively discussed. It is believed that people with fibromyalgia do not get inflammation in the muscle region due to the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

People who have Rheumatoid arthritis consider this to be one of the common symptom. Inflammation is not the reason why people with fibromyalgia get pain. This is a major difference that usually doctor fail to express properly.

There are also some doctors who misunderstand this concept and provide improper medication without knowing the fact that it is highly rare to get inflammation problem in fibromyalgia.

It can also be a plan of big pharmaceutical companies to direct people in the wrong direction in the form of wrong prescription of drugs. It is always important to choose the right doctor or health advisor to avoid such problems.

Poor sleep problem common in Fibromyalgia, RA and Lupus

Most of the health disorders comes with sleep disturbances. There are various factors that contribute to sleep disturbances.

People can either have poor sleep condition, where the sleep that they usually have will not be enough to be active the next day.

In other case people will have disturbed sleep. For disturbed sleep condition, there are various reasons like pain in the body. People will also develop Restless legs syndrome during sleep due to pain in their legs.

Falling asleep and staying asleep is a major problem in people who have fibromyalgia. This can be because, they find it difficult to reach sleep state with pain in their body.

People use drugs and pills to get sleep. This cannot be considered as a permanent solution for sleep problems. Only the natural ways to get good sleep can help in healing the problems and disorders in the body.

Induced methods like external drugs or medication for sleep can also create side effects in people who have other health disorders.

If you go for any specific medication for improving sleep quality, you should consult your doctors because it may have some effect on the primary disease that an individual possess.

The medication or therapy that you undergo for sleep improvement should go easy with your primary condition and should be a relief for the primary disease.

Some people also use alcohol as a tool for getting a good sleep. Though it is considered to be a convenient method, there is a high possibility for addition.

Post alcohol state is not a stable state and it induces crave for more alcohol to get a better feeling. Again this cannot be a comfortable solution.

The effect of alcohol in the body remains only till it is sufficiently available in the blood. Till then the individual can enjoy the sophistications from the effect of alcohol.

When the effect of alcohol goes away from the blood stream, the individual will end up with wide awake situation that can even increase the symptoms of pain and fatigue condition. People even find it very difficult to get up from their bed during such situations.

There are other natural methods and supplements available to improve the sleep quality in fibromyalgia individuals.

People who have RA, lupus and fibromyalgia can undergo necessary exercises to improve the sleep quality. Some gentle exercises can be very helpful in relaxing the muscles in the body thus improving sleep.

Morning stiffness common in chronic condition

People who have any chronic condition will experience problems and stiffness in their muscle region. The affected parts of the body will show stiffness when they wake up from the bed.

They will also have a feel not to get out of the bed. This has now become a very common feeling in people who have fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.

When the primary conditions such as pain and fatigue is handled, the morning stiffness problem will also easily get handled.

Choosing the right method or medication is also very important. There are also other ways by which you can overcome morning stiffness.

Stretching: When you get up from bed, you can stretch your affected muscles to relax them and make them flexible. By doing this they gain mobility and will not cause pain when you move them.

Breathing exercise: This can also be very helpful in relaxing body muscles. Breathing exercises help in regulating oxygen flow in the body. It is believed that stiffness and mobility problems are sorted if your body parts get enough blood flow and oxygen flow.

Gentle massage: You can massage the affected region or the muscle with stiffness to relax them. By doing this gentle massage, the muscle and nerves in the region regain strength and help in overcoming stiffness.

References:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744186

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3132053/

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