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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Thought I was going nuts with hyper sensitivity to smells/sounds. Being told it was 'all in my head'. Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but not told another issue could be a sensitivity to sounds/smells. Thank goodness for this site!
first of all 13 years ago I had CREPS and had it from a broken ankle I then went into remission. then for 18 months I was healthy doing walking getting into shape, I then got Si- Def and it took me a year to get over that four months I was healthy again, went to Hawaii to wee my Grandchildren felt wonderful, came home my back started to hurt for no reason. now my stomach looks like I'm six months pregnant and it hurt like ---- and no pain pill will take care of it. I can't sleep at night, I can't walk I am very, very depressed and I cry a lot. I do have an appointment with a Dr. for my depression to help me cope with the fibromyalgia and my husband keeps looking for ideas for meds. to help with the pain. Until We found this sight I didn't know there was any else with this problem. Thanks for being there and letting me know I am not alone. Pattie
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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!