When you have Fibromyalgia, one feels like having extensive pain, painful response to pressure, fatigue and sleep. It can also be accompanied by stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long. Visit a doctor for more details.
Fibromy-owie is what I call it. In short its because your brain does not produce enough Seritonin, which is secreted by your brain at night when you're sleeping. Seritonin is the chemical that heals all the tiny tears in your muscles that occur daily from things like walking, vaccuuming, climbing stairs, anything that strains your muscles causing tiny tears in them. Seritonin heals those tears so normal activities don't make you sore and they heal overnight. Fibromyalgia patients don't secrete enough Seratonin and so those tears don't heal so you have pain from them not healing. This builds over time causing it to hurt worse. Your muscles hurt so deeply you feel like you can't even move at times. Sometimes it's so bad you can't get out of bed. At times it feels like you're bones ache. Some people suffer from extreme fatigue with it, too. There are different forms of it. Mild, moderate and severe. Some Dr's call it a trash can diagnosis but it is a real condition and those of us suffering from it know just how real it is. The way it's diagnosed is by checking the trigger points on your body. These are places throughout your body that when you apply pressure with your finger or thumb it's extremely painful like a deep bruise. These points are in the shoulders, arms, legs, etc.. One point you can check yourself is by pressing on the top of your arm about an inch down from the bend in your elbow on top in the middle. If it feels like a deep bruise you may have Fibromyalgia. If you feel achy to painful in parts of your body that you haven't strained in any way like exercising and it continues please see your Dr. who may refer you to a specialist. The best way to cope with the pain is not straining yourself thus exasperating it. Talk to your Dr. about getting some pain relief. There are lots of natural pain relievers just for people with this condition. Try seeing if things you're eating are affecting it and worsening it. I know I found several foods that did. Believe it or not exersize can help too. Walking at a comfortable pace can even relieve some of the soreness. My best advice: go see your Dr. ask them questions, describe your pain exactly as it happens, when, where and how. If they won't listen find someone who will. It's real, it hurts. Take care of yourself. Your the only self you have so treat yourself right. You deserve it!