Fibroneuralgia

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Fibroneuralgia is a word that is cropping up more frequently, but it can be confusing. Fibroneuralgia isn’t a true medical diagnosis, fibroneuralgia is actually just a blend of two words – fibromyalgia and neuralgia. Sometimes the type of pain that is experienced by people with fibromyalgia is described as being fibroneuralgia.

"Fibro..."

Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness that can be very difficult to live with. The main symptom of fibromyalgia is pain all over the body for more than three months, though it can include disturbed sleep, IBS, constant sense of deep body aches, weight gain, memory issues, and Restless Legs Syndrome. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by the presence of pain through out the body. That pain is not localized to one specific part of the body.

"Neuralgia"

Neuralgia is a type of pain that follows the path of a nerve. The symptoms of neuralgia include the impaired function of affected body part due to pain, muscle weakness that’s due to motor nerve damage, increased skin sensitivity, or skin numbness.

Trigeminal neuralgia

One type of neuralgia is called trigeminal neuralgia, and is a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. The disease is characterized by very painful, sharp electric-like spasms that usually last a few seconds or minutes. It is one of the most painful conditions known to humans, and is sometimes referred to as “The Suicide Disease” because of the pain it can cause, compared to one’s face being struck by lightning.


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Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.

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