Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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  1. Alyssa-Admin

    Alyssa-Admin Active Member

    Although I am sure many of you have seen this list before, I thought that for some it still might be helpful and interesting. So here it is...


    General Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events
    Other family members with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition)
    Unexplained weight gain or loss
    Cravings for carbohydrate and chocolate
    Headaches & migraines
    Vision changes, including rapidly worsening vision

    Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Pain that ranges from mild to severe, and may move around the body (See The 7 Types of Fibromyalgia Pain)
    Morning stiffness
    Muscle twitches
    Diffuse swelling
    Fibrocystic (lumpy, tender) breasts (as an overlapping condition)

    Sinus & Allergy-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Post nasal drip
    Runny nose
    Mold & yeast sensitivity
    Shortness of breath
    Earaches & itchy ears
    Ringing ears (tinitis)
    Thick secretions

    Sleep-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep
    Sleep starts (falling sensations)
    Twitchy muscles at night
    Teeth grinding (bruxism)

    Reproductive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Menstrual problems
    PMS (as an overlapping condition)
    Loss of libido

    Abdominal & Digestive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Bloating & nausea
    Abdominal cramps
    Pelvic pain
    Irritable bowel syndrome (as an overlapping condition)
    Urinary frequency

    Cognitive/Neurological Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Difficulty speaking known words, other language impairments (dysphasia)
    Directional disorientation
    Poor balance and coordination
    Paresthesias in the upper limbs (tingling or burning sensations)
    Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors
    Short-term memory impairment
    Trouble concentrating
    Staring into space before brain “kicks in”
    Inability to recognize familiar surroundings

    Sensory Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Sensitivity to odors
    Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature & humidity
    Sensitivity to light
    Sensitivity to noise
    Night driving difficulty
    Sensory overload

    Emotional Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Panic attacks
    Depression (as an overlapping condition)
    Tendency to cry easily
    Free-floating anxiety (not associated with situation or object)
    Mood swings
    Unaccountable irritability

    Heart-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Mitral valve prolapse (as an overlapping condition)
    Rapid, fluttery, irregular heartbeat
    Pain that mimics heart attack, frequently from costochondritis (as an overlapping condition)

    Skin, Hair & Nail-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

    Pronounced nail ridges
    Nails that curve under
    Mottled skin
    Bruising or scaring easily
    Hair loss (temporary)
    Tissue overgrowth (non-cancerous tumors called lipomas, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, adhesions)

    The following “monster list” of fibromyalgia symptoms is adapted from one put together by leading fibromyalgia expert Devin Starlanyl.

    Aly Chickpea Reid
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  2. GaryWalsh

    GaryWalsh Member

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
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