Symptoms

This list of symptoms has been correlated by the Arthritis Foundation S.A.fibro symptom pic

 

  1. PAIN- in the muscle: often described as aching, burning, throbbing, gnawing, shooting, tingling. Almost always exacerbated by exercise and may or may not be present at rest. Can be migratory and differing from day to day.

  2. FATIGUE- From feeling tired to exhausted and requiring rest periods during the day.

  3. SLEEP DISTURBANCE- not being able to fall asleep and or able to stay asleep. Unrefreshing sleep patterns ” feels like I haven’t slept.”

  4. PARESTHESIA- numbness or tingling. ( non dermatomal)

  5. DEPRESSION- most often reactive as with chronic pain condition.

  6. ANXIETY- may include panic attacks.

  7. PERSONALITY CHANGES- usually a worsening of a previous tendency.

  8. MOOD SWINGS

  9. SUBJECTIVE SWELLING OF EXTREMITIES- i.e. feels swollen but no-one can find anything.

  10. HEADACHES- tension and or migraine.

  11. COGNITIVE FUNCTION PROBLEMS: calculation difficulties, memory disturbances, spatial disorientation, difficulty with concentration, short
    term memory loss.

  12. FREQUENT UNUSUAL NIGHTMARES- or being unable to dream.

  13. DYSTONIA- stiff muscles due to involuntary contracture. Difficulty in moving tongue to speak.

  14. FREQUENTLY SAYING WRONG WORDS

  15. BURNING SENSATIONS

  16. LIGHT HEADEDNESS- “Fibro Fog”, spaced out, cloudy.

  17. MORNING STIFFNESS

  18. EASY BRUISING

  19. MILD BUTTERFLY RASH- (LUPUS TYPE) May be photo sensitive.

  20. NEUROGENIC INFLAMMATION- rashes, may be severe itching. NI causes the symptoms and signs of Dermatographia.

  21. DISEQUILIBRIUM- Vertigo

  22. MUSCLE WEAKNESS- variable with no “objective” abnormality to formal testing.

  23. SCIATICA- like pain

  24. PHOTOPHOBIA- Intolerance of bright lights.

  25. ALTERATION OF TASTE, SMELL and HEARING.

  26. LOW FREQUENCY, SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS.

  27. DECRESED PAINFUL SOUND THRESHOLD.

  28. TINNITUS- ringing in the ears.

  29. OCCASIONAL EXAGGERATED NYSTAGMUS- involuntary rapid movementof the eye ball.

  30. CHANGES IN VISUAL ACUITY- impaired function of the smooth muscle used for focus as well as skeletal muscles for tracking.

  31. INTOLERANCE OF ALCOHOL

  32. ENHANCEMENT OF MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS

  33. INTOLERANCE OF PREVIOUSLY TOLERATED MEDICATIONS

  34. WEIGHT CHANGES- usually gained due to the lack of exercise through pain and or tricyclic antidepressants

  35. RESTLESS LEGS

  36. HEIGHTENED AWARENESS- of symptoms of HYPOGLYCEMIA 9 when blood sugar falls)

  37. POSSIBLE CARBOHYDRATE INTOLERANCE

  38. SYMPTOMS OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (I.B.S.)

  39. HEARTBURN- secondary to I.B.S.

  40. SUB-NORMAL TEMPERATURE

  41. NIGHT SWEATS.

  42. SENSITIVE TO TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

  43. HEART PALPITATIONS

  44. BREATHING DIFFICULTIES

  45. HEART MURMUR-Mitral Valve Prolapse appears to be more symptomatic in FM than normal.

  46. IMPOTENCE- reactive and occasionally.

  47. SEVERE PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

  48. FREQUENT VAGINAL YEAST INFECTIONS.

  49. MUSCLE SPASM- twitching.

  50. NON-CARDIAC CHEST PAIN- which may simulate cardiac disorder.

  51. PELVIC PAIN.

  52. ABDOMINAL WALL PAIN.

  53. DRY EYES AND MOUTH.

  54. TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER- usually due to abnormal muscle tone.

  55. RAYNAUD’S- like symptoms.

  56. CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME-possible related condition.

  57. HAIR LOSS-secondary to psychological stress from FM.

  58. VULVODYNIA- Vulvar discomfort or pain, burning, stinging and irritation.

  59. PLANTAR ARCH-or heel pain. Exacerbated in FM.

Pain in the main symptom of fibromyalgia. The following is a list of conditions commonly associated with Fibromyalgia:

Allergy
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anxiety Disorders
Arthritic Conditions
Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical (neck) Disk Disease
Cervical (neck) Myofascial Pain
Cervical (neck) Sprain and Strain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Swollen/Tender Lymph Nodes
Cognitive Dysfunction
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSDS)
Depression
Dysmenorrhea
Endocrine Disorders
Endometriosis
Enthesopathies
Esophageal Dysmotility
Female Urethral Syndrome
Functional Bowel Disorder Syndromes
Hypermobility Syndrome
Hyperthyroidism
Hyperventilation
Infections
Interstitial Cystitis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lumbar (low back) Degen. Disk Disease
Lumbar (low back) Facet Arthropathy
Lupus/Autoimmune Diseases
Lyme Disease
Mechanical Low Back Pain
Meralgia Paresthetica
Migraine Headaches
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Nondermatomal Paresthesia
Osteoarthritis
PLMS (Periodical Limb Movement)
Postpolio Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Pulmonary Symptoms
Raynaud Phenomenon
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep Disorders
Sjögren’s Syndrome
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
Thyroid Dysfunction
Vestibular Disorders
Vulvar Vestibulitis (Vulvodynia

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