Saturday, January 17, 2009

Central Sensitivity Syndromes

I would like to share some information I found on another site. To read more about this post, go to:

Wellsphere comments by Sandy R. (click on the title to read her post)

Several years ago Muhammad B. Yunus, MD reported that ME/CFS & FM and other conditions such as IBS, migraines and multiple chemical sensitivities were all part of a larger group he referred to as “Central Sensitivity Syndromes.” He said that all of these illnesses have one factor in common - central sensitization. This is when there is an exaggerated response of the central nervous system to stimuli.

Fibromyalgia is a malfunction of the central nervous system that causes disordered pain processing, and results in pain amplification. The primary symptoms of FM are:

* Widespread chronic pain
* Extreme fatigue
* Sleep problems.

Other symptoms that may occur include: allergies, irritable bowel, irritable bladder, headaches, migraines, dizziness, numbness and tingling, sensitivity to cold or heat, depression, restless legs syndrome, chemical or environmental sensitivities, impaired balance or coordination, dry eyes and mouth, vision problems, or problems with memory, concentration and cognitive functioning.

NOTE: I reference Sandy's material for the information listed above. Please take a look at her site.

This part is mine: I have experienced all of these symptoms at one point or another and have been able to manage or alleviate some of them.

I pray and hope you have a pain and fatigue free day!

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