Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include

Chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness, and leg cramps

Moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy

Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep

Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long

Difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks

Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome)

Tension or migraine headaches

Jaw and facial tenderness

Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold

Feeling anxious or depressed

Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet

Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder)

Reduced tolerance for exercise and muscle pain after exercise

A feeling of swelling (without actual swelling) in the hands and feet

Painful menstrual periods


Fibromyalgia symptoms may intensify depending on the time of day -- morning, late
afternoon, and evening tend to be the worst times, while 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tends to be the best time. They may also get worse with fatigue, tension, inactivity, changes in the weather, cold or drafty conditions, overexertion, hormonal fluctuations (such as just before your period or during menopause), stress, depression, or other emotional factors.

If the condition is not diagnosed and treated early, symptoms can go on indefinitely, or they may disappear for months and then recur.

Call Your Doctor About Fibromyalgia If:
You have chronic muscle pain and overwhelming fatigue.
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