33 Surprising symptoms of fibromyalgia. Some of them we never notice

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease known to cause generalized pain, fatigue and brain fog. However, the disease is complex – it can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or chronic fatigue syndrome. Since fibromyalgia was formally recognized only a few decades ago, doctors are still learning more about the disease and may not be able to prepare fibro patients for all the different symptoms they may have. feel.

In order to better understand the different ways that this disease can affect people, we asked our Mighty community to share some of the physical symptoms of fibromyalgia that surprised them. Did you have unexpected fibro symptoms? Let us know in the comments below.

Here is what the community shared with us:

  1. “Having a pain flare makes me feel nauseated and so physically sick.”
  2. “Relentless itching that appears at random, has no rhyme or reason, sometimes with hives or red spots. Itching that is insatiable and move from one place to another. “
  3. “The constant feeling of being tired. I sleep between eight and twelve hours a day and I am always tired. “
  4. “Forget the everyday words I use everyday.”
  5. “[Have] an overactive bladder.”
  6. “All other medical conditions that come with it … migraine, IBS [irritable bowel syndrome], Raynaud’s phenomenon, chronic fatigue, insomnia and so many others. It’s rarely a diagnosis in itself. “
  7. “Sensitivity of the skin. If someone even surpasses me lightly, I feel like I’ve been hit hard. “
  8. “Horrific menstrual cycles that leave me in bed with a heating pad on [my] stomach and panting in the fetal position.”
  9. “Feeling ‘loopy.’ I feel like I’m drunk. I even lose my balance while walking. “
  10. “The occasional blurred vision even with glasses, as you see things through the water.”
  11. “The constant headaches / migraines that I treat daily.”
  12. “Feeling strange skin and lack of temperature control.”
  13. “Absolute klutziness. I can stumble on my own feet and roll my ankles walking in the grass. This is an extreme case of incoordination. “
  14. “Blisters after being in the sun. Even with sunscreen / no sunburn. “
  15. “I have the feeling that I have insects that crawl inside me to the extent that I will suddenly scratch myself.”
  16. “I was surprised that even my hair could hurt.”
  17. “Constant sweating, even when it’s not hot.”
  18. “Rupture in an eruption without reason.”
  19. “The weakness in my hands and arms of pain. I played violin for six years and had incredibly strong hands, but when my fibromyalgia symptoms started, my hands were the first to be affected and the force never came back. “
  20. “Odors make me sick.”
  21. “Surprising symptom? No idea. The most shocking thing is not even knowing what a fibromyalgia symptom is and what is not. So many symptoms, so many coexisting conditions. I have no idea what a symptom of fibromyalgia anymore. “
  22. “Neurological Slowness! Bad instant recall. “
  23. “The way some symptoms can take me for days and then go away, just to come back the next day.”
  24. “Hair loss! Every time I shampoo, I have enough hair falling to make a wig. Fortunately, I have a lot of hair. “
  25. “Vaginal muscle spasms! Yes, it does not leave anything intact! And no, it’s not nice! “
  26. “Never be comfortable, never. You sit and shake and squirm and try to make yourself comfortable. You go to bed and go to bed and you wriggle and try to make yourself comfortable. You try to get up and be nervous and squirm to try to make yourself comfortable. Nothing is more comfortable. “
  27. “Sounds. In fact being irritated by different sounds so much that [I] leave the place where I am. “
  28. “My skin always feels as if it is severely cut off by the sun. I never thought about how much clothes could hurt. I am shopping more now for the feel of the fabric and its loose on my body than how it looks.
  29. “I’m either hungry, no matter how much I eat or the thought of food makes me sick – there is no in between.”
  30. “Tingling and weakness at the end of a day
  31. loaded. I feel like [my] body is desperately trying to heal itself when it’s tired. “
  1. “My hands are contracting and shaking. I have never had it before until now. Strangest thing ever! It does not hurt, but I lost control of things. “
  2. “The water hurts. It’s so hard to explain that getting into a pool or lake that’s cold is too painful for me. Even the shower hurts. “
  3. “You know what? Nothing surprises me more about fibromyalgia!

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