fibromyositis


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fibromyositis

 [fi″bro-mi″o-si´tis]
inflammation of fibromuscular tissue.

fi·bro·my·o·si·tis

(fī'brō-mī'ō-sī'tis),
Chronic inflammation of a muscle with an overgrowth, or hyperplasia, of the connective tissue.
[fibro- + G. mys, muscle, + -itis, inflammation]

fibromyositis

(fī′brō-mī′ə-sī′tĭs)
n.
1. Inflammation of one or more muscles and associated connective tissue.
2. Fibromyalgia.

fibromyositis

[fī′brōmī′əsī′tis]
Etymology: L, fibra + Gk, mys, muscle, itis, inflammation
any one of a large number of disorders characterized by stiffness and joint or muscle pain, accompanied by localized inflammation of muscle and fibrous connective tissues. The condition may develop after climatic change, infection, or physical or emotional trauma. It may recur and become chronic. Treatment includes rest, heat, massage, salicylates, and, in severe cases, intraarticular injections of a corticosteroid and procaine. Kinds of fibromyositis include lumbago, pleurodynia, and torticollis. See also rheumatism.

fibromyositis

Tension myalgia, see there.

fi·bro·my·o·si·tis

(fī'brō-mī'ō-sī'tis)
Chronic inflammation of a muscle with an overgrowth, or hyperplasia, of connective tissue.
[fibro- + G. mys, muscle, + -itis, inflammation]

fibromyositis

chronic inflammation of a muscle with associated overgrowth of local fibrous connective tissue

fibromyositis

inflammation of fibromuscular tissue.

Patient discussion about fibromyositis

Q. Is it Fibromyalgia. My uncle is suffering with extreme body pain. Doctors say it is fibromyalgia. His sedimentation rate and creactive protine is 3 times high than normal. would this confirm the diagnosis of FM? What is its actual symptom?

A. There's not one diagnostic test that can confirm fibromyalgia, and the diagnosis is made on a clinical basis according to the signs and symptoms of this disease (extreme fatigue, pain in different areas in the body and more). However, a high CRP level and sedimentation rate does confirm some sort of inflammatory process is going on and can be a clue to the diagnosis.

Q. Is it Fibromyalgia. My uncle is suffering with extreme body pain. Doctors say it is fibromyalgia. His sedimentation rate and c reactive protine is 3 times high than normal. would this confirm the diagnosis of FM? What is its actual symptom?

A. There's not one diagnostic test that can confirm fibromyalgia, and the diagnosis is made on a clinical basis according to the signs and symptoms of this disease (extreme fatigue, pain in different areas in the body and more). However, a high CRP level and sedimentation rate does confirm some sort of inflammatory process is going on and can be a clue to the diagnosis.

Q. how do you treat Fibromyalgia?

A. I agree seeing a doctor is important! Almost everyone I have contact with has had to use prescription medications b/c OTC did not work for them. One friend said alevee gave her a lillte help. I have found walking alittle everyday helps even if for only 20 minutes there are so many different opinions and i educated myself from site for fibromyalgia and tried some of the reccommendations. BUT for me a posotive outlook and support has been my greatest help along with my faith! I take 8 different medications but only 2 just for the fibro.
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