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lifted from the Monster List of Fibromyalgia Symptoms, these are individual symptoms associated with fibromyalgia I experience.


General Fibromyalgia Symptoms:

*Post-exertional malaise, exercise intolerance
*Other family members with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition)
*Sweats, including night sweats
*Unexplained weight gain or loss (usually gain)
*Cravings for carbohydrates and chocolate
*Activity level decreased to 50% of pre-illness activity


Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms:

*Pain that ranges from mild to severe, and may move around the body (back, neck, joints, arms, legs)
*Morning stiffness
*Diffuse swelling
*Muscle cramps/spasms, tightness
*Plantar fasciitis
*Costochondritis
*Joint hypermobility


Sinus & Allergy-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Runny nose
*Mold & yeast sensitivity
*Earaches & itchy ears
*Ringing ears


Sleep-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Unrefreshing sleep
*Fatigue
*Sleep starts (falling sensations)
*Teeth clenching
*Drooling in sleep
*Hypersomnia
*Insomnia
*Delayed Sleep Phase
*Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (twitchy muscles at night


Reproductive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Menstrual problems
*Painful intercourse


Abdominal & Digestive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Bloating & nausea
*Abdominal cramps
*Pelvic pain
*Urinary frequency


Cognitive/Neurological Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Difficulty speaking known words/names, finding words, (nominal aphasia )
*Losing train of thought in the middle of a sentence
*Poor balance
*Paresthesias in the upper limbs (tingling or burning sensations)
*Short-term memory impairment
*Confusion
*Switching left and right
*Difficulty following a conversation when background noise is present
*Dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium
*Staggering gait (clumsy walking; bumping into things)



Sensory Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Sensitivity to odors
*Sensitivity to temperature & humidity
*Sensitivity to noise
*Night driving difficulty--? (not sure exactly but def. problems with night vision and temporary paralysis when adjusting to dark)
*Spots or floaters not related to migraines
*Flashes of light perceived peripherally


Emotional Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Tendency to cry easily
*Mood swings
*Unaccountable irritability


Skin, Hair & Nail-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Pronounced nail ridges
*No "moons" in nails
*Mottled skin
*Scarring easily
*Overgrown connective tissues (ingrown hairs, adhesions, thickened/split cuticles, cysts)
*Ezcema
*Frequent rashes
*Dry, itchy, sensitive skin
*Slow healing


Miscellaneous Fibromyalgia Symptoms

*Hemorrhoids
*Buckling knees
*Sub-normal temperature
*Neurogenic inflammation
*Dry/painful eyes
*Hypoglycemia
*Dry mouth/increased thirst
*Hands hurt excessively when put in cold water
*Symptoms change focus from time to time, like disease is moving through the body
*Thickened "sleep" around eyes in mornings
*Very attractive to biting flies and mosquitoes
*Morton's foot
*Cold extremities
*Dental problems



Co-morbid Conditions:

*Irritable Bowel Syndrome
*Depression
*Generalized Anxiety Disorder
*Panic attacks
*PTSD (I had PTSD for a long time, consider it to be mostly resolved)
*Endometriosis
*Sleep Apnea
*Tension headaches
*Osteoarthritis
*Restless Legs Syndrome (only had two episodes but father/sister/brother have it, likely to get worse)
*Premature birth
*Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (have sub-clinical symptoms, mother/both sisters have it, doctor said I have 100% chance of developing it)


Christ on a motherfucking cross.

Date: 2011-07-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianthus.livejournal.com
Are you one of those people who break watches just by wearing them, too? I've known a couple of women with fibro that do that -- kind of points to some sort of weird electro-magnetic thing.

Date: 2011-07-07 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaligrrrl.livejournal.com
huh. I've never been a watch wearer. I do occasionally knock out a streetlight.

Date: 2011-07-19 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendolen.livejournal.com
My dad and I have always done that, too. One time he and I went to the store in the evening, and came back all energized and chattery (both night owls); my mom, a morning person, remarked that we had been out "sucking the energy out of streetlights."

Have they not done the autoantibody test for Hashimoto's?

Date: 2014-01-23 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
Are you serious? I thought it was just me!!!! I also fritz computers, mobile phones - anything electrical. Holy cow.

Date: 2011-07-06 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizarde.livejournal.com
Have you had a sleep study recently? Might be on wrong pressure.

Date: 2011-07-07 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaligrrrl.livejournal.com
just had one--CPAP's working fine.

Date: 2014-01-23 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
Fibro sucks balls. It's changed my life so dramatically, I barely recognise myself sometimes. Sorry to hear you have it too.

I've just shot you an email about this and the big bang you've kindly offered to help me with.

Ceejay

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