Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are two similar syndromes and some unknown experts and against which there is no effective treatment.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are two syndromes that cause a lot of pain in people who suffer, and eventually cause many social problems. These diseases do not have the pain that visible physical manifestation.


Employees, family and friends doubt that the person is sick and end up rejecting feelings and misunderstanding of society. Thus, many of these patients need the support of a psychologist or psychiatrist treatment while sending the rheumatologist, as reported to El Faro Rodríguez Páez Concepción, an expert in this area hospital district of Melilla carried out

People who suffer from these cases more research are needed to understand the causes and better treatments and a better understanding of citizens and different entities.

The incidence in Melilla

Referring to Melilla fibromyalgia, the number of people affected by this syndrome is similar to other cities, according to Rodriguez Paez. And only he met two people who have chronic fatigue in your queries because it is more difficult to diagnose, although these data can not be extrapolated for comparison with others at the national level.

There is a lack of knowledge about these diseases. It produces, or means to relieve pain and eradication are the questions asked every day, patients and medical specialists. “There is a lot more research,” said Rodriguez Paez, who said that one of the recent studies that have access and what has been done in Seville detailed a drug with better Q10 over suffering 20 patients who had been tested. However, he pointed out the lack of information that exists on these diseases in the general level and also by their peers.

Melilla, these patients perceive the changes of time. These days passed from east to west are always more tiring for melilianos are fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue. Paez Rodriguez said that these days coincide with the visit, patients report more pain throughout the body.

However, this expert said that there is a factor in these patients no evidence studied at that time. Thus, according to a study conducted in Galicia with a very high sample of patients who are not mentioned affect the humidity or change of weather.

  Similar, but not the same

These two conditions are very similar as observed by this common Reumatologist, although in the case of fibromyalgia and others the pain fatigue.

The main problem with these two diseases is causing discomfort throughout the body, though Paez Rodriguez believes that the syndrome. They are diagnosed while other tests are negative disease. The appearance of chronic fatigue, often, is the discomfort of the throat. The rheumatologist said he does not know if it is a virus that causes the disease in a predisposed patient, but the result is that the person who suffers from it does not have the desire and has extreme fatigue. usually also has a low fever, but after several days this patient is exhausted.

“The main problem is the lack of understanding of people. These people are isolated and should be avoided, “he said. There are few treatments and with this constant feeling in the body, many patients are suffering from depression. This is why Rodriguez Paez emphasized the importance of gentle exercise and not neglecting to receive psychological support.

Referring to fibromyalgia syndrome is emphasized only when the pain is lasting and usually does not improve with the pain. This syndrome is associated with changes in the brain, in particular, that is not a metabolic disorder of neurotransmitter enzymes. It usually appears in people who have suffered chronic pain or even a car accident and suffered a lot for a long time. It is under study to suffer this pain can change your perception in the brain and cause fibromyalgia. But beyond that, this expert said that not only affect the modulation of pain, but also affects other systems such as muscle or hormonal.

Another expert advice for these patients is to perform exercises such as yoga or tai chi and have a varied diet of foods. Paez Rodriguez says very frustrating for medical diseases because they have a lot of weapons to fight them.

Syndromes are not new to medicine 

Rheumatologist Concepcion Rodriguez Paez said Faro these two syndromes have been defined for centuries, although they have been known by other names. In fact, comments on the case of the famous painter Frida Calo, who expressed in his paintings as Fibromyalgia felt. So she got a job in which she pushes the nail all over her body. He even went to the opening of one of his exhibitions in his bed to avoid the pain


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