Fibromyalgia: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:43 by admin
Fibromyalgia syndromes include many disorders which affect soft tissue such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. The various conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in such areas. While fibromyalgia is not dangerous, the condition can be debilitating. The exact causes of fibromyalgia are not known; however, the condition seems to be brought on by stress, lack of sleep, certain infections and injuries, exposure, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Recently an FDA study suggested a possible, although not confirmed, connection between silicone breast implants and fibromyalgia. In addition, cholesterol lowering drugs such as Baycol, Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol and Mevacor, all members of the statin family of drugs, may cause rhabdomyolysis, a condition that is sometimes misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.

See Also

  1. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  2. Baycol / Cerivastatin Overview
  3. Breast Implants
  4. Gemfibrozil / Lopid
  5. Lescol / Fluvastatin: Overview
  6. Lipitor / Atorvastatin
  7. Mevacor / Lovastatin: Overview
  8. Pravachol / Pravastatin: Overview
  9. Zocor / Simvastatin
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