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Fibromyalgia has many symptoms, but could it be linked to chronic sinusitis?
Nobody really knows for sure what causes fibromyalgia. Medical experts are still learning more about it every day. Although the exact reasons why it develops are not clear, certain conditions seem to appear more frequently in fibromyalgia sufferers. One of these is chronic sinusitis.
Sinusitis is more than just an allergy or a blocked nose. The pressure caused by inflammation can make life extremely miserable for sufferers, with symptoms including a stuffy head, runny nose, and pain behind the eyes.
The most typical symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic pain and fatigue. However, fibromyalgia tends to present itself with a cluster of other symptoms. One of these is chronic sinusitis.
Why is fibromyalgia linked to chronic sinusitis?
Sinusitis causes inflammation, a common symptom of fibromyalgia. There are many common links between fibromyalgia and sinusitis including inflammation, yeast infections and problems with the nervous system.
How to treat chronic sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis can be painful and inconvenient, but it can be treated to alleviate symptoms quite easily by using:
- A nasal spray to clear the sinuses
- A humidifier
- Antihistamines if your sinusitis worsens with allergies
If you are unsure about whether you have recurrent sinusitis or if it is a sign of underlying fibromyalgia, make an appointment to see your GP. Take a list of your symptoms with you as this will make it easier to determine the cause of your sinusitis.
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