Non-Defined Symptoms of FM

Along with the symptoms that are defining, there are many other symptoms that attend FM and some of them tend to be consistent with the illness, appearing in many people with FM.

· Night sweats and sleep disturbances contribute to the already present fatigue

· Memory challenges and cognitive difficulties, fibro fog

· TMJ pain, headaches (migraines) non-cardiac chest pain, chronic pelvic pain and pain in the plantar or heel of the foot

· Heat or cold intolerance, weight gain or loss, feelings of weakness

· Myriad allergic reactions, chemical sensitivities and ear-nose-throat complaints

· Problems with balance, hearing and vision

· IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

· Heart palpitations and heartburn

· Low blood pressure, fainting, and malfunction of esophageal muscles

· Depression and anxiety tend to occur more in FM sufferers

FM is difficult to diagnose since so many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia are non-defining and often mimic other health issues. However, it is imperative that a proper diagnosis be made.

There are now more doctors who are actively learning about FM and will treat a person with the syndrome with the respect and understanding necessary to determine a course of treatment.

Get the Right Diagnosis

The list of symptoms seems to go on and on. It is important not to self-diagnose, though, because there are several conditions that mimic one another. For many years people with FM were being diagnosed as having Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Learn more about the various symptoms of FM here and be sure to check this site for ways to cope and treat this troublesome syndrome.

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1. Recognize Fibro Symptoms
2. Symptoms you won't recognize
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