Fibromyalgia Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

Between 6 and 12 million Americans have fibromyalgia, 90% of whom are women. At Family Health Center of Bastrop in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas, the team of expert providers can help you manage the pain, fatigue, and other symptoms that develop. To find out how you can manage your fibromyalgia and improve your quality of life, call Family Health Center of Bastrop, or book an appointment online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with very little available information about its causes. Experts still don’t understand much about the problem. Despite this, the team at Family Health Center of Bastrop can treat fibromyalgia and reduce your symptoms significantly. 

Fibromyalgia is more common and usually more severe in women, but anyone can have it. The condition causes regions of pain throughout your body and other symptoms that are difficult to overcome. Experts believe this may come from a hypersensitivity of your brain and nerves, causing them to overreact to mild and moderate pain signals.

Fibromyalgia may develop because of infections, physical or psychological trauma, stress, and certain genetic factors. Your provider at Family Health Center of Bastrop can help you explore the possible causes and triggers contributing to your fibromyalgia.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is more than just nerve pain. Common regions for fibromyalgia discomfort include your chest, back, and legs. While pain is the main characteristic of the condition, you might have other symptoms in conjunction with it. Your fibromyalgia symptoms might include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Sleeping too much without feeling refreshed
  • Headaches
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Dry eyes
  • Bladder problems
  • Bowel problems

Symptoms like these can make it hard to perform your job well and can lead to complications with your mental health, like depression and anxiety. The Family Health Center of Bastrop addresses all of the symptoms and complications that stem from your fibromyalgia. 

What are my treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is incurable, but with a long-term personalized management plan, you can reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Your provider at Family Health Center of Bastrop helps you try different treatment approaches until you find one that works for you. Your fibromyalgia treatment might involve:

Medications

Certain medications can help improve symptoms of fibromyalgia to help you manage the condition. Your provider might recommend pain relievers, antidepressants, or pregabalin, the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug to specifically treat fibromyalgia.

Therapy

Different forms of therapy, like physical or occupational therapy, can help you better manage your condition and take control of your body. 

Lifestyle changes

Your provider might encourage you to adjust your diet, get better sleep, exercise to the best of your ability, and make other lifestyle changes to promote your health and functioning. 

To explore treatments and management strategies for your fibromyalgia, call Family Health Center of Bastrop, or book an appointment online today.