Although increased sensitivity to pain is the main symptom of fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia syndrome and other types of chronic pain diseases form a family of overlapping syndromes. Therefore, even though the most common symptoms are pain and fatigue in muscles and tendons, often it is seen that those suffering from fibromyalgia will have other associated conditions and symptoms. It is because of these overlapping symptoms that fibromyalgia cam to be categorized as a syndrome rather than a disease.
This list of major symptoms of fibromyalgia is for your reference only and it is not intended to diagnose fibromyalgia, which should be left to a doctor familiar with the disorder. It is important that you seek an informed professional before jumping to conclusions regarding your condition. As well as, since the majority of fibromylgia patients are women, it's important for women to find the right and supportive gynecologist to discuss how menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause will affect and be affected by their fibromlygia.
Note, not all these fibromyalgia symptoms will apply to all patients. Common signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
|Widespread Pain||Morning Stiffness||Fatigue||Vision Problems|
|Nausea||Sleep Disorders||Urinary and Pelvic Problems|
|Dizziness||Chronic Headaches||Cold Symptoms|
or Memory Impairment
|Skin Complaints||Chest Symptoms||Anxiety|
Is it Real?
|Weight Gain||The Menstrual Cycle||Troubles Breathing?|