200+ Fibromyalgia Symptoms You Might Be Still Ignoring

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Eneral

  1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level
  2. Cold hands and feet (extremities)
  3. Cough
  4. Craving carbohydrates
  5. Delayed reaction to physical activity or stressful events
  6. Dryness of eyes and/or mouth
  7. Edema
  8. Family member(s) with Fibromyalgia
    9. Fatigue, made worse by physical exertion or stress
  9. Feeling cold often
  10. Feeling hot often
  11. Frequent sighing
  12. Heart palpitations
  13. Hoarseness
  14. Hypoglycemia (blood sugar falls or low)
  15. Increased thirst
  16. Low blood pressure (below 110/70)
  17. Low body temperature (below 97.6)
  18. Low-grade fevers
  19. Night sweats
  20. Noisy joints – with or without pain
  21. Poor circulation in hands/feet
  22. Profuse sweating
  23. Recurrent flu-like illness
  24. Shortness of breath with little or no exertion
  25. Severe nasal allergies (new or worsening allergies)
  26. Sore throat
  27. Subjective swelling of extremities – (feels swollen Bu can’t find anything)
  28. Sweats
  29. Symptoms worsened by air travel
  30. Symptoms worsened by stress
  31. Symptoms worsened by temperature changes
  32. Tender or swollen lymph nodes, especially in neck and underarms
  33. Tremor or trembling
  34. Unexplained weight gain or loss

PAIN

36. Abdominal wall pain
37. Bad hip pain
38. Burning Nerve Pain
39. Chest pain
40. Collarbone pain
41. Diffuse swelling
42. Elbow pain
43. Exacerbated Plantar arch or heel pain
44. “Growing” pains that don’t go away once you are done growing
45. Headache – tension or migraine
46. Inflamed Rib Cartilage
47. Joint pain
48. Lumpy, tender breasts
49. Morning stiffness
50. Muscle pain
51. Muscle spasms
52. Muscle twitching
53. Muscle weakness
54. Pain that ranges from moderate to severe
55. Pain that moves around the body
56. Paralysis or severe weakness of an arm or leg
57. Restless Leg Syndrome
58. Rib Pain
59. Scalp Pain (like hair being pulled out)
60. Sciatica-like pain
61. Tender points or trigger points
62. TMJ syndrome
63. “Voodoo Doll” Poking Sensation in random places

NEUROLOGICAL

  1. Blackouts
  2. Brain fog
  3. Carpal Tunnel
  4. Feeling spaced out
  5. Hallucinating smells
  6. Inability to think clearly
  7. Lightheadedness
  8. Noise intolerance
  9. Numbness or tingling sensations
  10. Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
  11. Seizures
  12. Seizure-like episodes
  13. Sensation that you might faint
  14. Syncope (fainting)
  15. Tinnitus (ringing in one or both ears)
  16. Vertigo or dizziness

EQUILIBRIUM/PERCEPTION

  1. Bumping into things
  2. Clumsy Walking
  3. Difficulty balancing
  4. Difficulty judging distances (when driving, etc.)
  5. Directional disorientation
  6. Dropping things frequently
  7. Feeling spatially disoriented
  8. Frequent tripping or stumbling
  9. Not seeing what you’re looking at
  10. Poor balance and coordination
  11. Staggering gait

 

SLEEP

  1. Alertness/energy best late at night
  2. Altered sleep/wake schedule
  3. Awakening frequently
  4. Difficulty falling asleep
  5. Difficulty staying asleep
  6. Excessive sleeping
  7. Extreme alertness or energy levels late at night
  8. Falling asleep at random and sometimes dangerous moments
  9. Fatigue
  10. Light or broken sleep pattern
  11. Muscle spasms/twitches at night
  12. Narcolepsy
  13. Sleep disturbances
  14. Sleep starts or falling sensations
  15. Teeth grinding
  16. Tossing and turning
  17. Un-refreshing or non-restorative sleep
  18. Vivid or disturbing dreams/nightmares

EYES/VISION

  1. Blind spots in vision
  2. Eye pain
  3. Difficulty switching focus from one thing to another
  4. Frequent changes in ability to see well
  5. Night driving difficulty
  6. Occasional Blurry vision
  7. Poor night vision
  8. Rapidly worsening vision
  9. Vision changes

 

COGNITIVE

  1. Becoming lost in familiar locations when driving
  2. Confusion
  3. Difficulty expressing ideas in words
  4. Difficulty following conversation (especially if background noise present)
  5. Difficulty following directions while driving
  6. Difficulty following oral instructions
  7. Difficulty following written instructions
  8. Difficulty making decisions
  9. Difficulty moving your mouth to speak
  10. Difficulty paying attention
  11. Difficulty putting ideas together to form a complete picture
  12. Difficulty putting tasks or things in proper sequence
  13. Difficulty recognizing faces
  14. Difficulty speaking known words
  15. Difficulty remembering names of objects
  16. Difficulty remembering names of people
  17. Difficulty understanding what you read
  18. Difficulty with long-term memory
  19. Difficulty with simple calculations
  20. Difficulty with short-term memory
  21. Easily distracted during a task
  22. Dyslexia-type symptoms occasionally
  23. Feeling too disoriented to drive
  24. Forgetting how to do routine things
  25. Impaired ability to concentrate
  26. Inability to recognize familiar surroundings
  27. Losing track in the middle of a task (remembering what to do next)
  28. Losing your train of thought in the middle of a sentence
  29. Loss of ability to distinguish some colors
  30. Poor judgment
  31. Short term memory impairment
  32. Slowed speech
  33. Staring into space trying to think
  34. Stuttering; stammering
  35. Switching left and right
  36. Transposition (reversal) of numbers, words and/or letters when you speak
  37. Transposition (reversal) of numbers, words and/or letters when you write
  38. Trouble concentrating
  39. Using the wrong word
  40. Word-finding difficultyEMOTIONAL Fibromyalgia Symptoms
  41. Abrupt and/or unpredictable mood swings
  42. Anger outbursts
  43. Anxiety or fear when there is no obvious cause
  44. Attacks of uncontrollable rage
  45. Decreased appetite
  46. Depressed mood
  47. Feeling helpless and/or hopeless
  48. Fear of someone knocking on the door
  49. Fear of telephone ringing
  50. Feeling worthless
  51. Frequent crying
  52. Heightened awareness – of symptoms
  53. Inability to enjoy previously enjoyed activities
  54. Irrational fears
  55. Irritability
  56. Overreaction
  57. Panic attacks
  58. Personality changes –usually a worsening of pervious condition
  59. Phobias
  60. Suicide attempts
  61. Suicidal thoughts
  62. Tendency to cry easily

GASTROINTESTINAL

  1. Abdominal cramps
  2. Bloating
  3. Decreased appetite
  4. Food cravings
  5. Frequent constipation
  6. Frequent diarrhea
  7. Gerd-like Symptoms
  8. Heartburn
  9. Increased appetite
  10. Intestinal gas
  11. Irritable bladder
  12. Irritable bowel syndrome
  13. Nausea
  14. Regurgitation
  15. Stomachache
  16. Vomiting
  17. Weight gain
  18. Weight loss

UROGENITAL

  1. Decreased libido
  2. Endometriosis
  3. Frequent urination
  4. Impotence
  5. Menstrual problems
  6. Painful urination or bladder pain
  7. Pelvic pain
  8. Prostate pain
  9. Worsening of (or severe) premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

SENSITIVITIES

  1. Alcohol intolerance
  2. Allodynia (hypersensitive to touch)
  3. Alteration of taste, smell, and/or hearing
  4. Sensitivity to chemicals in cleaning products, perfumes, etc.
  5. Sensitivities to foods
  6. Sensitivity to light
  7. Sensitivity to mold
  8. Sensitivity to noise
  9. Sensitivity to odors
  10. Sensitivity to yeast (getting yeast infections frequently on skin, etc.)
  11. Sensory overload
  12. Sensitivity to pressure & humidity changes
  13. Sensitivity to extreme temperature changes
  14. Vulvodynia

SKIN

  1. Able to “write” on skin with finger
  2. Bruising easily
  3. Bumps and lumps
    224. Eczema or psoriasis
  4. Hot/dry skin
  5. Ingrown hairs
  6. Itchy/Irritable skin
  7. Mottled skin
  8. Rashes or sores
  9. Scarring easily
  10. Sensitivity to the sun
  11. Skin suddenly turns bright red

Cardiovascular (Heart)

  1. “Click-murmur” sounds through stethoscope
  2. Fluttery heartbeat
  3. Heart palpitations
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Loud pulse in ear
  6. Pain that mimics heart attack
  7. Rapid heartbeat

HAIR/NAILS

  1. Dull, listless hair
  2. Heavy and splitting cuticles
  3. Irritated nail beds
  4. Nails that curve under
  5. Pronounced nail ridges
  6. Temporary hair loss

OTHER

  1. Canker sores
  2. Dental problems
  3. Disk Degeneration
  4. Hemorrhoids
  5. Nose bleeds
  6. Periodontal (gum) disease
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