Fibromyalgia is a syndrome with many symptoms.
Every person with fibromyalgia will have some of the symptoms.
A few people will have all the symptoms but not everyone with Fibro has the same symptoms or even has symptoms all the time.
In addition, symptoms can vary from day to day, year to year, or even minute to minute for each person to cope with fibromyalgia and other common coexisting diseases as well.
How confusing is that? Well, what is even more confusing! Fibromyalgia patients have reported more than 200 symptoms that I have been compiling on a list for quite some time.
This exhaustive list of the symptoms of fibromyalgia may actually be symptoms of other diseases that happen to coexist with fibromyalgia usually or they may be something that only an experienced person.
Some of these symptoms are related and may in fact be different ways of describing the same symptom from different perspectives.
Sources of symptoms listed here include readers, friends with Fibro, doctors, websites, books and much more.
Every time I listen, read, experience, or learn from a new symptom, I write it down and add it to the list.
I try to update this list as more symptoms come in (or as you let me know when I have a replay or should I consider moving something to a different category and so on.
All symptoms are being reported without prejudice.
This means that no determination is made to find out if someone was talking about the same symptom in a different way or not.
This is simply a list of symptoms, organized by categories and then in alphabetical order within the category.
Also, these symptoms are not meant to diagnose!
My purpose in compiling them is to help people be more aware of what people with fibromyalgia might be dealing with at any given time and to help people with symptoms of Fibro track, so that they have the most Information for your doctor to help you.
1. Level of activity was reduced to less than 50% of pre-disease activity level
2. Cold hands and feet (limbs)
4. Carving Craving
5. Delayed reaction to physical activity or stressful events
6. Dryness of the eyes and / or mouth
8. Family members with fibromyalgia
9. Fatigue, aggravated by physical exertion or stress
10. Feels cold often
11. Feeling of heat often
12. Frequent sighs
13. Heart palpitations
15. Hypoglycemia (blood sugar falls or low)
16. Increased thirst
17. Low blood pressure (below 110/70)
18. Low body temperature (below 97.6)
19. Pain in the abdominal wall
20. Severe hip pain
21. Burning Nerve Pain
22. Chest pain
23. Clavicle Pain
24. Diffuse inflammation
25. Elbow pain
26. Exacerbated plantar arch or pain in the heel
27. “Growing” pains that do not go away once you have finished growing
28. Headache. Tension or migraine
29. Inflammation of rib cartilage
30. Pain in the joints
31. Lumpy, tender breasts
32. Morning Stiffness
33. Muscle pain
34. Muscle spasms
35. Muscle spasms
36. Muscle weakness
37. Moderate to severe pain
38. Pain moving around the body
39. Paralysis or severe weakness of an arm or leg
40. Restless Legs Syndrome
41. Rib Pain
43. Brain fog
44. Carpiano Tunnel
45. Spaced feeling
46. Hallucinating smell
47. Inability to think clearly
49. The noise intolerance
50. Numbness or tingling sensations
51. Photophobia (sensitivity to light)