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43 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia – Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read This

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Fibromyalgia is, unfortunately, a common issue which affects 3-5 million people, or 1 in every five people.

This syndrome is characterized by debilitating pain in the entire body. Yet, chronic muscle pain does not necessarily mean that you suffer from fibromyalgia, as this condition leads to other symptoms as well.

Yet, if your muscles ache all of the time, you need to check the list of fibromyalgia symptoms and see if you need to find a proper treatment or you can rule out fibromyalgia as a potential cause.

Fibromyalgia symptoms:

Muscle and Body Tissues

  • Mild to severe pain in different body parts
  • Morning stiffness
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Swelling
  • Tender and lumpy breasts (Fibrocystic breasts, as an overlapping condition)

Stomach and Digestion Issues

  • Bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps, and pelvic pain
  • IBS
  • Frequent urination

Allergy and Sinus Issues

  • Shortness of breath
  • Itchy ears and earaches
  • Ringing ears
  • Thick mucus
  • Allergies, sensitivity to molds and yeasts
  • A runny nose and post nasal drip

Heart Problems

  • Valve issues
  • Pain similar to the one during a heart attack
  • Irregular heartbeat

Sensory Problems and Sensitivity

  • Difficulty with night driving and seeing in low lighting
  • Sensitive to smells, light, noise, temperature, climate, and pressure changes.

Sleep issues

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling like falling while sleeping
  • Muscle twitching even while sleeping
  • Difficulty sleeping/broken sleeping pattern, feeling tired and lethargic each morning
  • Grinding teeth

Cognitive Difficulties

  • Language impairments and difficulty pronouncing familiar words
  • Directional difficulties and recognizing familiar surroundings
  • Poor coordination and balance
  • Zone out often, concentration issues, inability to differentiate color shades, and short-term memory.
  • Burning or tingling in the upper limbs

Hair, Skin, and Nails

  • Hair loss
  • Overly-ridged nails or curved nails
  • Skin that bruises or scars easily or appears mottled

Mental Health issues

  • Mood swings, irritability without a reason
  • Anxiety, depression, panic attacks

Reproductive Problems

  • Loss of libido
  • PMS and other menstrual problems
  • Impotence

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