Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by chronic diffuse pains, accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment and bouts of depression. Characteristic of fibromyalgia are hypersensitivity and soreness at certain points of the body.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that causes widespread pain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and depression. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, and researchers do not understand what causes it. The treatment focuses on medications that can alleviate the symptoms and lifestyle and alternative therapies that alleviate the symptoms.
The presence of severe psychological disorders dictates the need to include antidepressants in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Wide use in the treatment of fibromyalgia found non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Long-term oral administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is undesirable because of possible side effects. Recently, local therapy has been preferred in the form of ointments, gels, as well as local injections in combination with pain medications, in particular, lidocaine.