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Fibromyalgia Symptoms

What are the fibromyalgia symptoms?  They can vary but some symptoms of fibromyalgia are the same in most people.

The first symptom is common and that is widespread muscular pain.  I remember going to the doctor a few months after my car accident and he asked where it hurt and I said everywhere. 

I had the most pain where I found out later was trigger points and how the doctor first determines if you may be suffering from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

Fibromyalgia Trigger Points - Mayo Clinic

I get all my medical information from Mayo Clinic.  I trust them, they are one of the best in the nation and if you want to do research, I suggest you go there too.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia -- also known as fibromyalgia  syndrome or FMS -- may include:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Concentration and memory problems -- known as "fibro fog"
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Morning stiffness
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Sleep problems
  • Numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs
  • Tender points
  • Urinary symptoms, such as pain or frequency

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More Fibromyalgia Symptoms

I think if a person could sleep better, it would really help.  Even if you do sleep you wake up sore and tired. 

You can experience pain in the abdomen, pelvis and muscles in the face.  Pain in the neck, shoulders, face and jaw can lead to headaches and even migraines.

According to LiveStrong.com you may also display nervous system symptoms.  Here's what they had to say.

Fibromyalgia is considered a musculoskeletal disorder, but increasing evidence implicates the central nervous system as the core problem. 

According to a 2008 article in the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, "abnormal brain waves during sleep, atypical pain neurochemicals in spinal fluid and other abnormal brain response measurements have been found in those who suffer from fibromyalgia.  Other than depression and sleep problems you may also experience sensitivity to loud noise or bright lights."

The loud noises and bright lights are something I struggled with.  Do you experience this too? 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also list the following:

  • Severe Fatigue
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Vision Problems
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Looking at these symptoms certainly brings back memories (and not the good kind). 

I absolutely feel for you, and will be helping you every step of the way. 

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