Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Although increased sensitivity to pain is the main symptom of fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia syndrome and other types of chronic pain diseases form a family of overlapping syndromes. Therefore, even though the most common symptoms are pain and fatigue in muscles and tendons, often it is seen that those suffering from fibromyalgia will have other associated conditions and symptoms. It is because of these overlapping symptoms that fibromyalgia cam to be categorized as a syndrome rather than a disease.



Learn How To Recognize Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms!

This list of major symptoms of fibromyalgia is for your reference only and it is not intended to diagnose fibromyalgia, which should be left to a doctor familiar with the disorder. It is important that you seek an informed professional before jumping to conclusions regarding your condition. As well as, since the majority of fibromylgia patients are women, it's important for women to find the right and supportive gynecologist to discuss how menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause will affect and be affected by their fibromlygia.

Note, not all these fibromyalgia symptoms will apply to all patients. Common signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

Widespread Pain Morning Stiffness Fatigue Vision Problems  
Nausea Sleep Disorders Urinary and Pelvic Problems
Dizziness Chronic Headaches Cold Symptoms
Temperomandibular Joint
Dysfunction Syndrome
Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity Syndromes
"Fibrofog": Cognitive
or Memory Impairment
Skin Complaints Chest Symptoms Anxiety
Depression Dysmenorrhea Aggravating Factors
Myofascial Pain
Muscle Twitches
and Weakness
Memory Loss:
Is it Real?
Weight Gain The Menstrual Cycle Troubles Breathing?

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I'm new to the site. & 7 more days until I see a Rheumatologist for the first time. One year since my knee injury. But anyway, today (7pm) and going on now at 4am Pacific time I am in the midst of a really bad pain flare in my right knee. Most of the other areas on my body ache and have pain, but this knee pain shot up in over 3 hours from a 3 to an 8 and after 2 Percocet's and a couple of cocktails its still around a 5 and may climb higher, I don't know. For all you long time sufferers of Fibro, is this something that I can expect forever? A surprise attack even though I was not that active today, stayed at home doing nothing, but taking my Meds, Really bad pain, that I've had over the last year, but I could kind of control it with Meds, Ice and Heat. Not this time. EEEEYYYOOOOuuuhhhh!!!!!! Won't stop, but no swelling, just a little redness.
Im in Arizona and the heat makes my body hurt so bad...
Hi, I am new to this site also. I would like to know why we have to go to multiple Doctors while still in pain. Doctors; do not believe us and some pacify us thinking it is in our heads. I am so frustrated, sore, confused and depressed. (The Doctor I saw before thought it was in my head; I found a new Doctor and so I told my new Doctor what the other Doctor said (it was in my head) and I think that was a mistake! I have been getting manipulations but I do not think she believes me!; even though she did tell me it sounds like Fibromyalgia. Last week when I saw my Doctor (I was in a lot of pain tired all the time, cannot sleep, cannot walk straight, think straight, my hands and feet are always cold even with shoes and socks on, I forget a lot, When I do sleep it hurts, hips, lower back, knees, shoulders and neck) she put me on Zoloft and changed my wording. Made it sound like I was suicidal when I never said I wanted to kill myself!
Hi, I'm new to this site. I came across it when I wanted to find out about what I call zingers in my head. I've been having dizziness and when I turn my head it's like my brain comes a second or so later. It's very weird feeling but no pain. I do have fibromyalgia an I have had 2 big neck surgeries. What are these wierd things going on in my body. I have lost a good amount of weight and blood pressure has been high the last two times I went to Dr. There doing tests on my hormones. I also have hypothyroidism. Only one doctor did anything different. He took me off my estrogen patch and gave me a shot of depo testadiol which is testosterone with a little estrogen in it, I still don't understand why. I did have these symptoms before that, I do feel calm and no anxiety but can't sleep. Today very shaky and have an appointment with a endocrinologist. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Sorry this is so long. Wanted to get it out there.
I was just recently diagnosed, and since my symptoms were so unique it was actually a surprise. I had never considered it before. I am very temperature sensitive, cold is very painful and it takes very little activity for me to sweat profusely. I have to really keep my emotions stable, stress, anxiety, sadness and excitement can cause a headache. God forbid if I cry, the pain is awful. I am feeling the joint pain more and more, especially as the winter months kick in. My nausea is terrible. Ugh.