When most people hear someone talking about the terrible pain of those suffering from Fibromyalgia, they may not be quite sure what that specifically entails. Often described as a disorder characterized by chronic widespread body pain, Fibromyalgia symptoms may include tenderness or stiffness of muscles, nerve pain associated with connective tissue and joint pain that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, sleep disturbances, brain fog and more. Known as “Fibro Fog,” memory lapses and a general fuzzy-headed feeling are scary and sometimes frightening. Healthcare professionals treat this debilitating pain with prescribed medications that are most often painkillers of some kind. Because there is no exact science to treating Fibromyalgia, the combination of medications offered generally becomes a regimen of trial and error to provide relief. Unfortunately, this can lead to a cocktail of too many painkillers being taken together and the danger of addiction setting in.

Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction