Common symptoms of fibromyalgia

Even before you have been diagnosed with ICD 9 code 729.1, or fibromyalgia, you know there is something wrong with your body.  Fibromyalgia affects the entire body, which impacts quality of life and limits daily activities.  If you believe that you have more than one of these symptoms, see a doctor to determine if there is anything that can be done to give you back some of your normal life.

Fibromyalgia is most commonly associated with pain throughout the body and whole-body fatigue for no apparent reason.  It may feel like your muscles have been over worked and your skin has been sunburnt, even though you have not exercised or been in the sun.  Patients may have tender points throughout the body that the pain radiates from, especially when touched.  This is one way that a physician can help diagnose fibro because there are some universal pain points around the neck and spine.  Brain fog, or fibro fog, and difficulty concentrating on simple tasks are other symptoms exhibited by fibromyalgia patients.  Headaches, migraines, and jowel pain are also common.  Patients may have disturbed sleep patterns and difficulty sleeping, either not falling asleep at night or waking up often.  You may have difficulty exercising and have joint ache throughout the day.  Irritable bowel syndrome is another symptom, with the patient unable to have normal bowel movements. 

If you suspect fibromyalgia may be the cause of any of your symptoms, consult a doctor to determine if they can precribe a drug to minimize some of the symptoms.  Since it is difficult to diagnose, it may take some time to rule out all possible alternative diseases that may cause the same symptoms.

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that is characterized by pain, tenderness, and discomfort throughout the body, which is thought to be the result of heightened pain receptors.  Normal activities are uncomfortable for people with fibro because even the smallest touches or brush of clothing can be enough to cause severe pain.  Often, people with fibromyalgia do not sleep well, have joint pain, migraines, a mental "fog", and irritable bowel syndrome.  Since it is difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia, health practictioners have to rule out every other possible alternative before declaring it is fibro.  This usually involves a long list of tests and questions to determine if another disease could be the cause.  Once fibromyalgia has been diagnosed, the health practitioner may give a medical ICD 9 code to classify the disease.  ICD 9 is simply an alphanumeric way to universally name fibromyalgia and make it easier for doctors to understand the diagnosis.  In the case of fibromyalgia, the ICD 9 code is 729.1.  This may show up of your medical records instead of spelling out the actual name for the syndrome.

After you have been diagnosed with 729.1, or fibromyalgia, there are some drugs that can alleviate the symptoms and help you return to a normal lifestyle.  Please consult with a physician to see if you qualify to use these medications.  Other steps to improve the pain may include regular physical exercise, changing and improving your diet, and taking proper dietary supplements.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person experiences muscle pain and twitches, fatigue, and tender points throughout the body.  A person with fibromyalgia can have numbness and tingling in extremities and stabbing pain or aches in the upper back, lower back, torso, and thighs.  It is often associated with chronic migraines, memory problems (fibro fog), and irritable bowel syndrome.  There is no known cause of the syndrome but there are some medications that can alleviate the symptoms.  It is believed that 5 million adults in America have fibromyalgia and that 80% of those are women between the ages of 20 and 50.

Fibromyalgia ICD 9 is a diagnostic code used by health practitioners to label the syndrome.  ICD stands for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and is a designation used to categorize and name every health problem that has symptoms or causes death.  The medical ICD 9 code for fibromyalgia universally known to health practictioners is 729.1.