Nausea and Fibromyalgia
Along with other fibromyalgia symptoms, like widespread pain and severe fatigue, many fibromyalgia patients also suffer from nausea. Dizziness, sweating, and blurred vision often accompany this nausea, and, as a result, it can have a disastrous effect on your quality of life. If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are noticing symptoms of nausea, contact your health care provider. There are treatments available that can help to reduce both the frequency and intensity of your nausea and get you back to enjoying your life.
What is Nausea?
We\\\'ve all experienced it - that sick feeling right in the pit of your stomach - the dreaded nausea! Nausea is defined as the urge to vomit. It is our body\\\'s way of telling us that there is something wrong inside. Nausea can arise for a variety of reasons: anxiety, fear, fatigue, or stress. Sometimes nausea can cause vomiting, and sometimes it will pass without any further symptoms. Typically, nausea and vomiting is something that you don\\\'t really have to worry about; sometimes our bodies just need to rid themselves of certain toxins. However, other times nausea can be so intense that it can make us afraid to go to work, attend class, or even leave the house. Persistent nausea needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Between 40% and 70% of fibromyalgia sufferers report symptoms of both chronic nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can vary in intensity, with many only experiencing mild to moderate nausea. However, some fibromyalgia patients have to deal with constant nausea that can last for weeks, or even occur on a daily basis. Such intense nausea can really exacerbate the other symptoms of fibromyalgia and prevent sufferers from continuing on with their daily lifestyle. It is important for such severe nausea to be diagnosed by a health care professional, to prevent further complications and poor quality of life.
Symptoms that Accompany Nausea
Most of the time, nausea will also be accompanied by other symptoms such as:
- feeling faint
- difficulty breathing
- heart palpitations
Causes of Nausea?
Nausea can be triggered by a variety of factors, ranging from migraine headaches, to airplane travel, to that meeting with the boss. Nausea is your body\\\'s response to certain signals that it is receiving from the environment around you. Certain smells, sounds, and sights can trigger responses in your brain that tell your stomach and mouth to feel like vomiting. Sometimes motion can cause the equilibrium in your head to get out of whack, so your ears send signals to your brain to feel nauseated. A whole variety of different responses in your body can tell your brain that it\\\'s feeling sick. This is just your body\\\'s way of telling you to slow down, sit down, and stay healthy.