43 Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia – Anyone With Muscle Pain Should Read These

Fibromyalgia is unfortunately a common problem affecting 3.5 million people, or 1 in five people.

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

Yet if your muscles hurt all the time, you need to check the fibromyalgia symptom list and see if you need to find a proper treatment or you can rule out fibromyalgia as a possible cause.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms:

muscle and body tissue

Mild to severe pain in different parts of the body

morning stiffness

muscle twitches

swelling

Tender and lumpy breasts (breast cancer, as an overlapping condition)

stomach and digestion problems

Bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps and pelvic pain

IBS

Frequent urination

Allergy and sinus problems

shortness of breath

Itchy ears and earache

tinnitus

tough slime

Allergies, sensitivity to molds and yeasts

A runny nose and post nasal drip

heart problems

valve issues

Pain similar to that of a heart attack

Irregular heartbeat

Sensory problems and sensitivity

Difficulty driving at night and seeing in low light

Sensitive to odours, light, noise, temperature, climate and pressure changes.

sleep problems

Fatigue

One feels like falling while sleeping

To even during sleep

Disturbed sleep / broken sleep patterns, feeling tired and lethargic every morning

teeth grinding

cognitive difficulties

Speech development disorders and difficulty pronouncing familiar words

Directional difficulties and recognizing familiar surroundings

Poor coordination and balance

Zone out often, problems concentrating, inability to distinguish shades of color, and short-term memory.

Burning or tingling in upper limbs

hair, skin and nails

hair loss

Excessively ridged nails or curved nails

Skin, blue spots or scars appear light or speckled

mental health problems

Mood swings, irritability for no reason

Anxiety, depression, panic attacks

Reproductive Problems

loss of libido

PMS and other menstrual cramps

impotence

other symptoms

Unexplained weight gain or weight loss

headaches and migraines

changes in vision

family history

who sweats

Craving carbohydrates and chocolate

And yet, these symptoms are non-specific, meaning they stem from other health problems, so you shouldn’t jump to any conclusions just yet.

This condition is not easy to diagnose either as it can also be mistaken for other issues and there are no specific fibromyalgia tests that are 100% accurate.

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires one to meet the following criteria set by the American College of Rheumatology:

The widespread pain felt in all four body quadrants for at least 3 months

11 of 18 tender points, felt with pain on palpation

Negative results for other diseases on the diagnostic tests

To rule out other conditions and diagnose fibromyalgia, doctors use a variety of diagnostic tests, such as:

Complete blood count

Antinuclear antibodies (ANA)

Rheumafaktor

Erythrozytensedimentationsrate (ESR)

X-rays

MRI

thyroid tests

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