43 Signs of Fibromyalgia You Should Be Aware Of



About 10 million Americans are affected by fibromyalgia. It is a very common condition.

There are even people who have it, but aren’t aware of its presence.

There are also doctors who can’t recognize fibromyalgia in a patient and often misdiagnose him/her.

It’s very important to know whether you have this condition so that you could relieve yourself from the pain as well as the unpleasant symptoms.

The condition can’t be cured, but some medicines, cognitive behavioral therapies as well asgentle exercise can help you.

Muscle pain is the first thing that people think of when they hear about fibromyalgia.

People with fibromyalgia also feel tenderness to touch which spreads throughout their body as well as many other problems. This is a condition which affects their emotional, mental physical health.

CAUSES AND DIAGNOSIS
It still isn’t clear what causes fibromyalgia. You can’t prevent this condition, but you can control it. You just have to be aware that you have it.

There isn’t a test that doctors can use to diagnose fibromyalgia. The doctor only asks the patient whether he/she experiences some of the symptoms below.

The doctor also performs various tests and methods like: antinuclear antibody, blood count, rheumatoid factor, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, thyroid test, MRIand X-rays.

Here are the most common symptoms. In case you’ve noticed some of them, visit a specialist.

FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS

MUSCLE AND BODY

Muscle twitching

Swelling

Morning stiffness

Tender and lumpy breasts

Mild to severe pain which may spread to other parts of the body

PROBLEMS WITH SLEEPING

Fatigue

Grinding teeth

Hypnic jerk (otherwise known as the feeling of falling while sleeping)
Difficulty sleeping/Broken sleeping pattern, you feel very tired and lethargic every morning

Muscle twitching during sleep

SINUS & ALLERGY PROBLEMS

Ringing ears

Thick mucus

A runny nose as well as post nasal drip

Shortness of breath

Earaches and itchy ears

Sensitivity to molds and yeasts as well as allergies

DIGESTION AND STOMACH ISSUES

Irritable bowel syndrome

Pelvic pain, nausea, abdominal crampsand bloating
Frequent urination

SENSITIVITY AND SENSORY PROBLEMS

Difficulty seeing in night drivingand low lighting

Increased sensitivity to climate changes, light, noise, smells, pressureand temperature

COGNITIVE PROBLEMS

Language impairments as well as difficulty speaking familiar words
Poor coordinationand balance

Burning and tingling in the upper limbs

Zone out often, short-term memory, difficulty differentiating between some color shades and difficulty with concentration

Directional difficulties, difficulty recognizing familiar surroundings
REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES

Loss of libido

Impotence

PMS as well as other menstrual problems

HEART PROBLEMS

Valve problems

Pain similar to a heart attack

Irregular heartbeat

SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS

Overly-ridged nailsor nails which curve under
Hair loss

Skin which appears mottled, bruises or scars easily

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Mood swingsand unexplained irritability

Anxiety, depression, panic attack

OTHER SYMPTOMS

Family history

Unexplained weight gainor weight loss
Sweats

Headachesand migraines

Carbohydrate and chocolate cravings

Vision problems

All of the abovementioned signs can also mean that you have another condition, so don’t be afraid, For example, PMS, cravings, frequent mood swingsandheadaches don’t only signify fibromyalgia.

Just consult your doctor. Don’t conclude anything yourself.

NATURAL TREATMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA
THESE ARE SOME TIPS THAT CAN HELP YOU ALLEVIATE THE SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA IN A NATURAL WAY:

practice yoga

use acupuncture

try mindful breathing

practice tai chi

go to massages

use anti-inflammatory herbs like for example, turmeric, garlicand ginger

consume organic, whole, anti-inflammatory foods
take magnesium,  vitamin B12 and vitamin D supplements
do gentle exercise

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