Problems Associated With FM For Newbies

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by herblady, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. herblady

    herblady New Member

    here are a few symptom us fm sufferers have for those new to it. cindi


    Symptoms
    In addition to pain and fatigue, individuals with FMS usually experience some of the following symptoms:
    Sleep Disturbance
    Despite getting adequate amounts of sleep, FMS patients may awaken feeling unrefreshed, as if they've barely slept at all. They may also have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

    Stiffness
    Body stiffness is a significant problem experienced by most patients. It can occur upon awakening or remaining in one position for prolonged periods. It can also accompany weather changes.

    Increased Headaches or Facial Pain
    Headaches are a common complaint for many with FMS. They may be caused by referred pain from tender neck and shoulder areas, or they may be associated with pain in the muscles and other soft tissues around the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, which is located where the jaw meets the ear. In the latter case, jaw or facial pain is usually present, too.

    Abdominal Discomfort
    FMS-related symptoms include digestive disturbances, abdominal pain and bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. As a whole, such symptoms are known as irritable bowel syndrome.

    Irritable Bladder
    Fibromyalgia patients may notice an increase in urinary frequency or experience a greater urgency to urinate. Often, no accompanying bladder infection is present.

    Numbness or Tingling
    Also known as "paresthesia", symptoms usually involve a prickling or burning sensation, particularly in the extremities.

    Chest Pain
    Persons with FMS sometimes experience a condition called "costochondralgia" which involves muscular pain at the spot where the ribs meet the chest bone. Since costochondralgia mimics cardiac symptoms, it is always a good idea to check with a physician if chest pain occurs.

    Cognitive Disorders
    Frequent complaints, which vary from day to day, include difficulty concentrating, "spaciness", memory lapses, word mix-ups when speaking or writing, and clumsiness or dropping things.

    Dysequilibrium
    FMS patients may also experience dizziness and balance problems. Typically, there is no classical, spinning vertigo. Rather difficulties in orientation occur when standing, driving, or reading.

    Environmental Sensitivity
    Allergic-like reactions to a variety of substances are common, as are sensitivities to light, noise, odors, and weather patterns. Dryness of the skin, eyes, and mouth is also common.






  2. herblady

    herblady New Member

    here are a few symptom us fm sufferers have for those new to it. cindi


    Symptoms
    In addition to pain and fatigue, individuals with FMS usually experience some of the following symptoms:
    Sleep Disturbance
    Despite getting adequate amounts of sleep, FMS patients may awaken feeling unrefreshed, as if they've barely slept at all. They may also have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

    Stiffness
    Body stiffness is a significant problem experienced by most patients. It can occur upon awakening or remaining in one position for prolonged periods. It can also accompany weather changes.

    Increased Headaches or Facial Pain
    Headaches are a common complaint for many with FMS. They may be caused by referred pain from tender neck and shoulder areas, or they may be associated with pain in the muscles and other soft tissues around the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, which is located where the jaw meets the ear. In the latter case, jaw or facial pain is usually present, too.

    Abdominal Discomfort
    FMS-related symptoms include digestive disturbances, abdominal pain and bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. As a whole, such symptoms are known as irritable bowel syndrome.

    Irritable Bladder
    Fibromyalgia patients may notice an increase in urinary frequency or experience a greater urgency to urinate. Often, no accompanying bladder infection is present.

    Numbness or Tingling
    Also known as "paresthesia", symptoms usually involve a prickling or burning sensation, particularly in the extremities.

    Chest Pain
    Persons with FMS sometimes experience a condition called "costochondralgia" which involves muscular pain at the spot where the ribs meet the chest bone. Since costochondralgia mimics cardiac symptoms, it is always a good idea to check with a physician if chest pain occurs.

    Cognitive Disorders
    Frequent complaints, which vary from day to day, include difficulty concentrating, "spaciness", memory lapses, word mix-ups when speaking or writing, and clumsiness or dropping things.

    Dysequilibrium
    FMS patients may also experience dizziness and balance problems. Typically, there is no classical, spinning vertigo. Rather difficulties in orientation occur when standing, driving, or reading.

    Environmental Sensitivity
    Allergic-like reactions to a variety of substances are common, as are sensitivities to light, noise, odors, and weather patterns. Dryness of the skin, eyes, and mouth is also common.






  3. herblady

    herblady New Member

    bumping. nobody read it. cindi
  4. LouiseO

    LouiseO New Member

    I need this to let my hubby read. To see what all fibromyalgia is and it's symptons.

    I hope you have a great day.

    Luv Ya, Louise xoxo
  5. herblady

    herblady New Member

    i hope pother new members read this because they have so many questions as to what symptoms go with fm. cindi
  6. kadywill

    kadywill New Member

    this is a gem to print and show to all the people who ask all those endless questions when I'm too foggy to answer!
    Kady
  7. herblady

    herblady New Member

    fm has so many problems attached that it's hard to remember it all. cindi