Fibromyalgia Symptoms

This is by no means an exhaustive list. These are some of the very common symptoms that exist with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Some of these symptoms also include coexisting conditions that are often present with this syndrome. Syndrome means a collection of symptoms that occur together. The severity differs with each individual.

General Symptoms:

  • Delayed pain reactions to physical exertion and stress.
  • Other family members with fibromyalgia.
  • Sweats.
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss.
  • Cravings for carbohydrates and chocolate.
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Vision changes.

Muscle and Tissue Symptoms:

  • Pain that ranges from mild to severe, may move around the body.
  • Morning Stiffness.
  • Muscle twitches; Restless Leg Syndrome.
  • Diffuse swelling.

Sinus and Allergy Symptoms:

  • Allergies.
  • Post-nasal drip.
  • Mold and yeast sensitivity.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Earache and itchy ears.
  • Ringing in ears.

Sleep-Related Symptoms:

  • Light and/or broken sleep, waking unrefreshed.
  • Fatigue.
  • Twitchy muscles at night.
  • Teeth Grinding.

Reproductive Symptoms:

  • Menstrual problems.
  • PMS.
  • Loss of libido.
  • Impotence.

Abdominal and Digestive Symptoms:

  • Bloating and Nausea.
  • Abdominal cramps.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Urinary Frequency.

Cognitive/Neurological Symptoms:

  • Language impairments.
  • Directional disorientation.
  • Poor balance and coordination.
  • Paresthesia in the upper limbs.
  • Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors.
  • Short-term memory impairment.
  • Confusion.
  • Trouble concentrating.
  • Inability to recognize familiar surroundings.

Sensory Symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to odors.
  • Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature, and humidity.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Sensitivity to noise.
  • Difficulties with night vision.
  • Sensory overload.

Emotional Symptoms:

  • Panic attacks.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Mood swings.
  • Irrational irritability.

Heart-Related Symptoms:

  • Mitral valve prolapse.
  • Irregular heartbeat, tachycardia.
  • Pain that mimics a heart attack, costochondritis.

Skin, Hair and Nail Symptoms:

  • Pronounced nail ridges.
  • Nails that curve under.
  • Bruising easily.
  • Temporary hair loss.
  • Lipomas; tissue overgrowth.
  • Ingrown Hairs.
  • Heavy and splitting cuticles.


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