Saturday, December 27, 2008

Fibromyalgia Symptoms, The Monster List! By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com

About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board See More About: fibromyalgia symptoms diagnosing fibromyalgia understanding fibromyalgia You've probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibrofog, but the list of possible signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia are far-reaching and body-wide. The following "monster list" of fibromyalgia symptoms is adapted from one put together by leading fibromyalgia expert Devin Starlanyl. Many of these fibromyalgia symptoms also can be caused by other ailments and this list isn't intended as a diagnostic tool. Knowing the full range of symptoms, however, can help you track them either to help your doctor diagnose you properly or to help you identify triggers. Learn how doctors diagnose fibromyalgia. Find a doctor who treats fibromyalgia. Some of the following are noted as overlapping conditions, which means they commonly occur with fibromyalgia but actually are conditions that need to be diagnosed and treated separately. People with fibromyalgia can have any combination of the following symptoms, and to varying degrees of severity: General Fibromyalgia Symptoms Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events Other family members with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition) Sweats Unexplained weight gain or loss Cravings for carbohydrate and chocolate Headaches & migraines Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms Morning stiffness Muscle twitches Diffuse swelling Fibrocystic (lumpy, tender) breasts (as an overlapping condition) Sinus & Allergy-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms Allergies Post nasal drip Runny nose Mold & yeast sensitivity Shortness of breath Earaches & itchy ears Ringing ears (tinitis) Thick secretions Sleep-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep Fatigue Sleep starts (falling sensations) Twitchy muscles at night Teeth grinding (bruxism) Reproductive Fibromyalgia Symptoms Menstrual problems PMS (as an overlapping condition) Loss of libido Impotence Abdominal & Excretory Fibromyalgia Symptoms Bloating & nausea Abdominal cramps Pelvic pain Irritable bowel syndrome (as an overlapping condition) Urinary frequency Cognitive (fibrofog) Fibromyalgia Symptoms Difficulty speaking known words Directional disorientation Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors Short-term memory impairment Confusion Trouble concentrating Staring into space before brain "kicks in" Inability to recognize familiar surroundings Sensory Fibromyalgia Symptoms Sensitivity to odors Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature & humidity Sensitivity to light Night driving difficulty Sensory overload Paresthesias in the upper limbs(tingling or burning sensations) Emotional Fibromyalgia Symptoms Panic attacks Depression (as an overlapping condition) Tendency to cry easily Free-floating anxiety (not associated with situation or object) Mood swings Unaccountable irritability Heart-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms Mitral valve prolapse (as an overlapping condition) Rapid, fluttery, irregular heartbeat Pain that mimics heart attack, frequently from costochondritis (as an overlapping condition) Skin, Hair & Nail-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms Pronounced nail ridges Nails that curve under Mottled skin Bruising or scaring easily Hair loss (temporary) Tissue overgrowth (non-cancerous tumors, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, adhesions) Miscellaneous Fibromyalgia Symptoms Hemorrhoids Nose bleeds Sources: 2004 Devin J. Starlanyl. All rights reserved. "Fibromyalgia (FMS) and Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP) For Doctors and Other Health Care Providers." Adrienne Dellwo Fibromyalgia & CFS Guide Sign up for my Newsletter My Blog My Forum Fibromyalgia Treatments Fibromyalgia Treatment OverviewDrug Treatments for FibromyalgiaAlternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia Living With Fibromyalgia 10 Things That HelpFinding a Fibromyalgia Support GroupDo Your Clothes Hurt? Understanding Fibromyalgia A Simple Explanation of FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia FAQsThe Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Related Articles Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia Symptoms - Fibromyalgia Treatments Fibromyalgia Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment - Fibromyalgia Fast Fac... Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms List What is Fibromyalgia - Basics About Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia Diagnosis and Tests - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and T...

1 comment:

Heli gunner Tom said...

I have Fibromyalgia.

Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com
Union Grove, WI

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