Do You Have Any Of These Symptoms?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by techno, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. techno

    techno New Member

    Here are THE symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

    Neurological manifestations: Neurological
    difficulties are often present such as
    hypertonic and hypotonic muscles; musculoskeletal
    asymmetry and dysfunction
    involving muscles, ligaments and joints;
    atypical patterns of numbness and tingling;
    abnormal muscle twitch response,
    muscle cramps, muscle weakness, and
    fasciculations. Headaches, temporomandibular
    joint disorder, generalized weakness,
    perceptual disturbances, spatial instability,
    and sensory overload phenomena
    often occur.

    • Neurocognitive manifestations: Neurocognitive
    difficulties usually are present.
    These include impaired concentration
    and short-term memory consolidation,
    impaired speed of performance, inability
    to multi-task, easy distractibility, and/or
    cognitive overload.

    • Fatigue: There is persistent and reactive
    fatigue accompanied by reduced physical
    and mental stamina, which often interferes
    with the patient’s ability to exercise.

    • Sleep dysfunction: Most FMS patients
    experience unrefreshing sleep. This is
    usually accompanied by sleep disturbances
    including insomnia, frequent nocturnal
    awakening, nocturnal myoclonus, and/
    or restless leg syndrome.

    • Autonomic and/or neuroendocrine manifestations:
    These manifestations include
    cardiac arrhythmias, neurally mediated
    hypotension, vertigo, vasomotor instability,
    sicca syndrome, temperature instability,
    heat/cold intolerance, respiratory
    disturbances, intestinal and bladder
    motility disturbances with or without irritable
    bowel or bladder dysfunction,
    dysmenorrhea, loss of adaptability and
    tolerance for stress, emotional flattening,
    lability, and/or reactive depression.

    • Stiffness: Generalized or even regional
    stiffness that is most severe upon awakening
    and typically lasts for hours as occurs
    with active rheumatoid arthritis. It
    can return during periods of inactivity
    during the day.
  2. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Dear Techno,
    Thanks for this list. It is concise and easy to understand.
    Terry
  3. shelbo

    shelbo New Member

    What do hypertonic and hyptonic mean? oh, and vasomotor instabiltity? and cardiac arrhythmias? and musculoskeletal
    asymmetry and dysfunction
    involving muscles? I probably have these cos I have everything else..:( but I don't know what they mean? Can you tell me? Thanks, Love Shelbo

    Ps. Where did you find the list? :)
  4. renae1979

    renae1979 New Member

    Thanks for that GREAT list!! I can relate to pretty much everything on it! And some days it seems like I have all of it all at once.
  5. FibroJo

    FibroJo New Member

  6. prconn

    prconn New Member

    Sounds alot like LYME DISEASE!!!!!!!

    You should look into it. I was given the CFS/FM diagnosis. The trouble is you need to find a Lyme literate doc to diagnose it.