Faced with fibromyalgia,
Numbness and tingling.
For many people, the morning brings enough energy to go. That is, most people who do not have fibromyalgia.
Anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia, can hardly walk in the morning, however it does.
Some days, the pressure to put your feet on the ground is unbearable.
The feet are stiff and swollen, the legs are stiff, the knees are soft and require extreme effort to go from the bedroom to the kitchen.
A night of restless sleep makes you feel like running a marathon.
Sleep with cushions under your foot, between your ankles and knees and make sure your legs touch as little as possible.
Does this scenario seem familiar? This condition is called numbness and tingling paresthesia and occurs in one of four people with fibromyalgia.
What are the causes of paresthesia?
Why is numbness common in fibromyalgia?
There are some theories about what causes numbness and tingling for those who suffer from fibromyalgia.
So, why do it with fibromyalgia often experience numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, legs or other parts of the body?
There is no definitive answer to this question.
But there are several possible reasons:
• muscle spasms and muscle stiffness. Tense or spasmodic muscles can exert pressure on the nerves, causing numbness, tingling or even the sensation that something is bothering the skin.
• Cold-induced vangospasm, also known as Raynaud’s disease or syndrome.
This occurs when a cold or stress causes a spasm in an artery, most often on the hands or feet, causing blood vessels to contract,
which limits the blood supply. This leads to the area feeling cold, tingling, numbness and color change.
A study suggests that people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have cold-induced vasospasm.
• Vitamin deficiency. Vitamin B-1, B-3, B-6, B-12 or E deficiency can cause nerve damage to neuropathy.
• Excess vitamin D. Having too much vitamin D in the system can also cause neuropathy.
• Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is an essential mineral for our body to function. Not having enough leads to an increase in muscle spasms, which in turn can cause pressure on the nerves, causing numbness.
If numbness and tingling are not something common with the experience of Fibromyalgia outbreaks, but a new symptom, it is important to consult a doctor,
because it could be a symptom of other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, hypoglycemia or peripheral neuropathy in diabetes.