Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterised by severe muscular pain, tiredness, stiffness and achy sensations, often sufferers can initially feel it is all in their heads because of the lack of concrete diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is thought to affect 1-2% of the population, predominantly occurs in women and is a syndrome which affects the suffers pain receptors. Research is indicating that a decrease in energy production may be causing the pain as opposed to inflammation.
Period pain is a common complaint among women and often can cause a lot of discomfort for a couple of days a month. Contrary to popular belief not all pain is part of the menstrual process. Some pain during you period can be considered normal but if the pain is interfering with your day to day activities, being a nuisance and stopping you from working or going to school, it might be time to make some changes and consider complimentary therapies as alternative to pain relief.