Poll -- what are your 5 worst symptoms right now?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by marcus1243, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. marcus1243

    marcus1243 New Member

    I think this poll has run before, and it's always useful to compare/contrast yourself with others, as this seems to be a syndrome of many faces.

    So to kick off, in order of severity, mine are:

    1)Stiff, sore leg muscles and weakness in both legs
    2)Arthritic-type pain in knees, neck, wrists, elbows
    3)Numbness and tingling in extremities
    4)Rapid muscle fatiguability everywhere
    5)IBS and Irritable bladder (off-and-on)

    Yuk!
    --Marcus

  2. marcus1243

    marcus1243 New Member

    I think this poll has run before, and it's always useful to compare/contrast yourself with others, as this seems to be a syndrome of many faces.

    So to kick off, in order of severity, mine are:

    1)Stiff, sore leg muscles and weakness in both legs
    2)Arthritic-type pain in knees, neck, wrists, elbows
    3)Numbness and tingling in extremities
    4)Rapid muscle fatiguability everywhere
    5)IBS and Irritable bladder (off-and-on)

    Yuk!
    --Marcus

  3. sls1968

    sls1968 New Member

    Hello Marcus:

    My top 5 complaints are:

    1.) Chest Wall Pain
    2.) Leg Pain and Difficulty Walking
    3.) Migraines & Vertigo
    4.) Numbness
    5.) The mental "fog"

    Take care,
    Sonja
  4. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    For the first time, I am putting deep, aching muscle pain as number 1. Funny, I've had FM for 3 1/2 years, but never would've put "pain" as my #1 most severe symptom before; would've been 3 or 4. That's been a change over the past few months.

    2)Tingling/swollen-feeling in hands & feet
    3)Muscle Twitching & other strange neuro. sensations
    4)Fatigue
    5)Irritable bladder

    Gee...I gotta keep it to five??? Tough call, but I guess this would be the list as of today!

    Take care & feel better everybody,
    Pam


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  5. Nana2Andromeda

    Nana2Andromeda New Member

    My worst five symptoms:

    Stiffness in my back shoulders, neck, back, and hips, mostly in the mornings, mid-morning, and evening hours.

    Painful tingling in my toes, I get this in this shower, sitting at my computer, or even watcing TV.

    Pain in my left hip and low back when I walk.

    Pain in my right elbow, forearm, and wrist, I can't even lift a half gallon of milk with this pain. When I drive I have this pain, but add my shoulder.

    Pain in the middle of my back, a gnawing burning pain when I try to do things like standing at the kitchen sink loading the dishwasher, sitting at my computer, or even wrapping gifts for Christmas.

    ((((( Hugs Hugs Hugs )))))
    Nana2Andromeda
  6. BonBons

    BonBons New Member

    Hi there, sorry you hurt so much. My worst symptoms today are:

    1. Fatigue
    2. Depression
    3. IBS pain
    4. Fatigue
    5. Fatigue

    Some days I really have to wish on a star, and read every positive thing I can get my shaky hands on. BonBons
  7. Spoonerpaws

    Spoonerpaws New Member

    Exhaustion
    Insomnia
    Neck Pain
    Leg Weakness
    Depression
  8. AnnetClo

    AnnetClo New Member

    I'll say
    1. Pain in lower back and both hips
    2. Pain in neck and shoulders
    3. Fatigue
    4. Difficulty sleeping
    5. Mental fog

    Another Annette :)
  9. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    Here is my list:

    1. FATIGUE
    2. Chest pain
    3. Severe allergies and sinus infection
    4. Dizziness all the time
    5. Pain everywhere

    I seem to have every symptom in the book besides all these.
  10. kellym

    kellym New Member

    1. Fatigue & Fog
    2. Pain-everywhere
    3. Itching
    4. Temperature intolerance
    5. Sore throat
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  11. catgal

    catgal New Member

    {1} Pain in back from ddd

    {2} Achiness all over from FM

    {3} Pain in neck/shoulder area from RA

    {4} Head & Sinus Congestion/Infection

    (5) Exhaustion/Fatigue
  12. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    1. Feeling Ill--malaise/nausea/dizziness
    2. Exhaustion--Totally disabling
    3. Pain--neck,shoulders,back, and all limbs
    4. Aching--my whole darn body aches
    5. Cognitive Impairment

    Karen
  13. 2BPainfree

    2BPainfree New Member

    1)Fatigue/ Exhaustion
    2)Pain stiff & sore: generalized & specific
    3)Severe concentration problems
    4)Depression & anxiety from all this CRAP!Can't function!
    5)Bladder irritation

    Susan B/Calif
  14. Pat UK

    Pat UK New Member

    1 fatigue
    2 cognitive problems
    3 cold intolerant
    4 pressure in head
    5 aching muscles
  15. allhart

    allhart New Member

    well

    1 pain,hips knees legs ankles shin neck these are the realy bad spots

    2,loss of balance and leg and left arm and hand numbness

    3 headaches and migians

    4 fatigue

    5 my tmd is realy bad now
  16. Milo83

    Milo83 New Member

    Right now, as I sit here and type this, they are:

    (1) FATIGUE (big time)
    (2) Headache
    (3) Very painful knees
    (4) Itching
    (5) Generalized achiness all over

    Donna
  17. JodyMills

    JodyMills Guest

    1. Severe exhaustion ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    2. Severe shooting painsin both legs, both arms and neck, headache also.

    3. Both hands are so sore and stiff I can barely type.

    4. I wake up every morning with either complete numbness in both hands/arms or pins and needles.

    5. Severe exhaustion ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  18. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I would say the following:

    1. Racing brain/insomnia
    2. Stiff neck
    3. Anger
    4. Temperature intolerance
    5. Irritable bladder


    Klutzo
  19. dlizard

    dlizard New Member

    1. fatigue..... overwhelmingly disabling fatigue!
    2. headaches ( new) with associated neck discomfort
    3. pain in the diaphragm area with horrindous spasms
    4. cold intolerance with hot flashes
    5. light interupted sleep with no dreams EVER.....
    Good luck ya'll!
    << and I gotta mention and give credit to an ingrown big toenail LOL LOL>>>> wooohooooo!ouch*
  20. shannon

    shannon Guest

    we must onlt put five? well here are my worse 5 today

    1} very very bad tight rib pain in both ribs

    2} very bad headach

    3) I hurt in every area of my body except my arms

    4} constipation very bad

    5} extreme pain behind my knees when I go to stand up
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