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 was diagnosed a couple months ago after years of symptoms but no one putting two and two together. I am thankful for finding this page because I am reading about symptoms that I never would have connected to the fibro! I think I have had the pain for so many years that I have just dealt with it (suck it up buttercup mentality). The newest symptom has been the constant nausea. I am trying every remedy that has been told to me but so far, the only thing that helps is cannabis but I cannot use it during the day because I have a job. I also have recently started having intense hot flashes. I have started walking daily but it wipes me out every single time. I used to be so active, and now all I want to do is sleep. I read sueanna69's post about how heat makes them hurt - I thought I was the only person that happened to! This is why these pages are incredibly valuable. Thank you all for being here and sharing! This "newbie" appreciates it greatly!
Hi, I have been struggling with what I have for more than 6 years now, I have seen countless numbers of doctors who failed to diagnose my condition (Sleep specialists, Neurologists, Rheumatologists...etc). I experience immense amounts of muscle pain, sleep deprivation, depleted energy, poor concentration and memory, appetite loss and minor stomach contractions. I would be fine for few days then without warning it would hit me in the morning when I wake up. I feel complete devastation and the pain along with all other symptoms would keep increasing until I sleep again for really long hours (The severity of the pain varies, sometimes it gets localized in my cheeks, inner thighs and lower back while other it is so intense and all over my body and only go away with prescribed pain killers). The symptoms can last days If I don't break the cycle by sleeping well. I have been on seizure meds as my neurologist thought that i might have "tonic/stiff sleep seizures" but all the Video-EEGs came back negative along with the MRI and seizures do not explain the pain. In his notes he wrote that I might have fibromyalgia. However, my pain is constant...It does not increase when I press (I don't have tender or trigger points). I also don't experience any muscle twitches or weakness. Could anyone relate please?
Hi gypsy67 Like you I have not felt like myself for over two years. I am 66 and always been active and loved walking. I went on holiday last year took a short walk to the beach and went back to our apartment within 30minutes to sleep I felt worn out. I feel as f I have suddenly aged to 90. My mother is 88 and is more active than me. I have just been diagnosed with IC/Painful Bladder which is part of Fibro and I have an appointment this week at a Pain Clinic. All I hope is that they take me seriously and I don't come away feeling as if they haven't listened.
Hey Skeeter12 I am suffering from several ailments and have questions for you. We seem similar. I have Hoshi's and now am wondering if I haveFM?
Thought I was crazy. But after injuring my back 11 years ago Doctor finally said this can cause fibromyalgia. I have chronic pain, sensitivity to smells, light, sound and problems with memory. These are just of few of the things I deal with daily. I have recently found a Doctor who knows something and is helping. Started taking Gabapentin (100mg) daily and now up to (600mg x3) daily. It does help but with arthritis and neuropathy also I do take some Ibuprofen. Doctor doesn't like but it works. After reading the list of symptoms from above, I think that there is only two that I don't deal with daily. The cold doesn't bother me but I really have problems with heat. After hurting my back I found I had Hashimoto and it has gone down hill from there. My lovely husband has been a true supporter in all this but when you take to some people they look at you like you are nuts. I am sorry that anyone is going through this but it helps to know that someone out there understands. iroxx777 said it best "Prayers to all!"