16 important symptoms of Fibromyalgia!

I have to live with most of these symptoms everyday, I say most, because I have founds ways to control a couple of them! No clue as to what #3 is though! 😂

Many people are unaware of how devastating fibromyalgia can be for the patient. Below are 16 Fibromyalgia signs and symptoms.

1. Extreme Fatigue: Feeling exhausted upon waking after a long night’s sleep is common for people with fibromyalgia. People with Fibromyalgia signs often describe the fatigue as being draining or like carrying dead weight. The fatigue can be so severe that a person has difficulty performing even the most basic daily tasks. 💥(no matter how much sleep I get, I am still exhausted all the ere are thankfully times where I do have energy, but not often!)💥

2. Musculoskeletal Pain:The widespread pain experienced by fibromyalgia sufferers is its hallmark fibromyalgia symptom. For pain to be considered to be widespread and be considered fibromyalgia pain, it must occur on either both sides of a person’s body or include pain both above and below the waist. This pain may also be centralized in specific trigger points on a person’s body that spread the pain to different regions when pressure is applied. 💥(the pain is awful and I mean off the charts! And there isn’t much that helps!)💥

3. Apparently they didn’t want tell us number 3! 💥(who knows with this one, I’m sure it’s annoying though!)💥

4. Difficulty Concentrating:Lack of focus, inability to pay attention and memory lapses are all cognitive symptoms of fibromyalgia. Those with fibromyalgia often refer to this set of symptoms as “fibro fog.” 💥(I forget thing that I’ve done everyday for years! Even while I’m doing it, I have to stop and say what am I doing again? I’m not a ford, but I need to remember to focus!)💥

5. Sleep Disorders:Trouble falling or staying asleep is another Fibromyalgia signs. Many sufferers experience frequent night wakings and other disruptions that lead to further feelings of exhaustion during the day. 💥(Falling asleep is A Joke! For reals! Then I will wake up frequently, and not get a deep enough sleep!)💥

6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome:Although no one knows why, the majority of people with fibromyalgia also have this disorder. Diarrhea, constipation, pain and bloating and nausea are symptoms that are experienced by people with both of these disorders. 💥(This one is tough to deal with, gladly I have found some natural supplements to help with it, when I can afford them!)💥

7. Irregular Heartbeat/Heart Palpitations:Cardiac symptoms can be especially upsetting to fibromyalgia patients, yet testing tends to reveal no underlying cause. Heart palpitations do tend to respond to deep breathing and other relaxation techniques. 💥(I currently am taking two different meds to help keep my heart from racing! Still does occasionally!)💥

8. Headaches:Chronic migraines affect more than half of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia signs. The majority of these headaches are classified as causing severe pain, and they occur three or more times a week. Many people experience multiple headaches during a single day. 💥(I’m happy to say I have been able to control these lately for the most part!)💥

9. TMJ or Jaw Pain: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) disorder affects about one-fourth of those with fibromyalgia. Facial pain that originates in the jaw may also spread to a person’s head or neck. Usually, the pain is associated more with the ligaments and muscles within a person’s jaw area rather than the joints. 💥(Painful! My jaw locks up and I can’t open my mouth, maybe far enough to squeeze a tiny straw through, and it lasts as long as it wants, just have to wait it out!)💥

10. Bladder Disorders:Irritable bladder, frequent urinary infections and incontinence are also found in those with Fibromyalgia signs. Burning with urination and abdominal pain may feel more severe to people with this disorder. 💥(This is one I didn’t know about, but experience, explains a lot, wish I could figure out how to control it!)💥

11. Vision Disturbances:Dry or burning eyes, blurred vision and difficulty focusing are a few ways that Fibromyalgia signs can disrupt a person’s vision. These symptoms may occur along with headaches or dizziness. However, they can also occur alone.

12. Increased Sensitivities:With fibromyalgia, it can often feel as though a person’s senses are in overdrive. Bright lights and strong odors may increase other symptoms such as headaches. A person may also discover that they are more sensitive to medications, and they may have a greater chance of developing side effects. 💥( Oy, tell me about it! The bright lights and smells are hard to deal with! I smell things that others can’t, and they aren’t always good ones!)💥

13. Balance Problems:The widespread pain and fatigue caused by this disorder can also lead to some people having trouble with their balance. For this reason, it is important for anyone with this disorder to guard against falls. Dizziness may occur along with balance issues. 💥(balance issues are hard, often have to use a cane to be able to get around!)💥

14. Numbness and Tingling:Random tingles in a person’s extremities with no known cause could just be another symptoms of Fibromyalgia signs. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also commonly found in people with this disorder. 💥(carpal tunnel is strong with this one! And the numbers and tingling is very strong and annoying)💥

15. Trouble Exercising: In a healthy person, exercise releases pain-relieving endorphins, however, a person with Fibromyalgia signs will experience increased pain after even moderate workouts. Breaking exercise sessions into several, shorter workouts can help to alleviate pain sensitivities. 💥(This is a big struggle, I so badly want to exercise, but don’t have the strength, balance, or lack of pain to be able to do it!)💥

16. Premenstrual Syndrome: Women with fibromyalgia may experience more severe symptoms of PMS. Painful cramping, heavy periods and mood changes are a few fibromyalgia symptoms experienced by female fibromyalgia patients.share if you can please. 💥(This one I gladly took car of by having an ablation!)💥

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