Fibromyalgia and Headaches (video)

A common symptom of fibromyalgia is headaches.  Many people suffering with fibromyalgia have headaches regularly every day.  There are many reasons for this, such as muscle spasms, sleep apnea or TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder – all triggers for chronic tension headaches.  Low levels of magnesium, which is common in people suffering with this syndrome, is known to increase chances of migraines.  Chronic pain causes people to be exhausted all the time and causes migraine headaches.  Not getting get enough sleep also causes migraine headaches. 

Fibromyalgia is associated with low levels of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin; and a lack of Serotonin will trigger migraines.  Headaches and fatigue intensify fibromyalgia pain making it that much harder to cope with the pain.  Depression becomes a greater risk too.

If you suffer from headaches regularly, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. 


This video was created by and Dr. Betty Keller; Dr. Keller practices at the Optimal Wellness Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ.