“I have chronic muscle pain everywhere.” “I feel very very stiff, especially in the morning.” “The extreme fatigue makes normal life almost impossible.”
This or a similar experience is what fibromyalgia patients report with regard to their severe pain symptoms.
Intense psychological strain accompanies the constant physical pain. There are two sources of pain: pressure-sensitive pain in the area where the tendon borders the muscle or constantly painful muscle groups and joints. Many of those affected experience swelling in the hands, feet or face. This disease is almost always associated with debilitating fatigue that can develop into depression.
Fibromyalgia often begins as a slow process with fatigue and gastrointestinal disorders. The pain in the lumbar vertebrae area comes after that, which later develops into the typical pain in the arms and legs. Excruciating pain attacks alternate with pain-free intervals.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on fibromyalgia?