72 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia (Do not Believe) What are yours?

About the symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain, fatigue and fibrobronias, but the list of possible symptoms is powerful and covers the entire body. Those little lists do not even begin to describe our experience. I arranged this “list of monsters” of more than 60 symptoms to let you know that you are total! The list is an adaptation of one compiled by the fibromyalgia author Devin Starlanyl along with other research. Knowing the full range of symptoms can help you track them, either to help your doctor reach a diagnosis or to help you identify triggers. It also helps to know that you are not the only person who experiences these. Some of the following are indicated as overlapping conditions, which means that they commonly occur with fibromyalgia, but in reality they are conditions that must be diagnosed and treated separately.

We may have any combination of the following symptoms and in varying degrees of severity.

General symptoms
Delay in reactions to physical exertion or stressful events
Other members of the family with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition)
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Cravings for carbohydrates and chocolate
Headaches and migraines
Changes in vision, including vision that is quickly getting worse
Muscle and tissue symptoms
Pain that varies from mild to severe, and can move around the body (see the 7 types of fibromyalgia pain)
Morning stiffness
Muscle contractions
Diffuse swelling
Fibrocystic breasts (bulky and sensitive) (as a superimposed condition)
Symptoms of sinus and allergy
Postnasal drip
Runny nose
Sensitivity to mold and yeast
Short of breath
Earaches and itchy ears
Ringing in the ears (tinitis)
Thick secretions
Symptoms related to sleep
Light sleep pattern and / or broken sleep with no restful sleep
The dream begins (falling sensations)
Nervous muscles at night
Grinding teeth (bruxism)
Reproductive symptoms
Menstrual problems
PMS (as a condition of overlap)
Loss of libido
Abdominal and digestive symptoms
Swelling and nausea
Abdominal cramps
Pelvic pain
Irritable bowel syndrome (as a condition of overlap)
Urinary frequency
Cognitive / neurological symptoms
Difficulty speaking well-known words, other language deficiencies (dysphasia)
Directional disorientation
Poor balance and coordination
Paresthesias in the upper limbs (tingling or burning sensation)
Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors
Impairment of short-term memory
Problems to concentrate
Looking at space before the brain “kicks”
Inability to recognize a family environment
Sensory symptoms
Sensitivity to odors
Sensitivity to changes in pressure, temperature and humidity
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to noise
Difficulty driving at night
Sensory overload
Emotional symptoms
Panic attacks
Depression (as a condition of overlap)
Tendency to cry easily
Free floating anxiety (not associated with the situation or object)
Humor changes
Unexplained irritability
Symptoms related to the heart
Prolapse of the mitral valve (as a superimposed condition)
Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (as a superimposed condition)
Pain mimicking a heart attack, often due to costochondritis (as a condition of overlap)
Symptoms of skin, hair and nails
Pronounced nail ridges
Nails that curve under
Mottled skin
Bruises or scars easily
Hair loss (temporary)
Excess tissue growth (noncancerous tumors called lipomas, ingrown hairs, thick cuticles and headings, adhesions)

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