September 19, 2012

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:40 pm by PCOSLady

http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/whatisfibromyalgia/a/fibrosymptoms.htm
~ About.com … Chronic Fatigue …
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FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS
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The Monster List of Fibromyalgia Symptoms!
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By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com Guide
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You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia are far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ fibromyalgia symptoms to let you know that you’re not alone! The list is adapted from one put together by fibromyalgia expert Devin Starlanyl along with recent research.
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Many of these fibromyalgia symptoms also can be caused by other ailments and this list isn’t intended as a diagnostic tool. Knowing the full range of symptoms, however, can help you track them either to help your doctor reach a diagnosis or to help you identify triggers.
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FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST
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General Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events
~ Other family members with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition)
~ Sweats
~ Unexplained weight gain or loss
~ Cravings for carbohydrate and chocolate
~ Headaches & migraines
~ Vision changes, including rapidly worsening vision
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Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Pain that ranges from mild to severe, and may move around the body (See The 7 Types of Fibromyalgia Pain)
~ Morning stiffness
~ Muscle twitches
~ Diffuse swelling
~ Fibrocystic (lumpy, tender) breasts (as an overlapping condition)
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Sinus & Allergy-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Allergies
~ Post nasal drip
~ Runny nose
~ Mold & yeast sensitivity
~ Shortness of breath
~ Earaches & itchy ears
~ Ringing ears (tinitis)
~ Thick secretions
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Sleep-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep
~ Fatigue
~ Sleep starts (falling sensations)
~ Twitchy muscles at night
~ Teeth grinding (bruxism)
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Reproductive Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Menstrual problems
~ PMS (as an overlapping condition)
~ Loss of libido
~ Impotence
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Abdominal & Digestive Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Bloating & nausea
~ Abdominal cramps
~ Pelvic pain
~ Irritable bowel syndrome (as an overlapping condition)
~ Urinary frequency
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Cognitive/Neurological Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Difficulty speaking known words, other language impairments (dysphasia)
~ Directional disorientation
~ Poor balance and coordination
~ Paresthesias in the upper limbs (tingling or burning sensations)
~ Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors
~ Short-term memory impairment
~ Confusion
~ Trouble concentrating
~ Staring into space before brain “kicks in”
~ Inability to recognize familiar surroundings
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Sensory Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Sensitivity to odors
~ Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature & humidity
~ Sensitivity to light
~ Sensitivity to noise
~ Night driving difficulty
~ Sensory overload
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Emotional Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Panic attacks
~ Depression (as an overlapping condition)
~ Tendency to cry easily
~ Free-floating anxiety (not associated with situation or object)
~ Mood swings
~ Unaccountable irritability
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Heart-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Mitral valve prolapse (as an overlapping condition)
~ Rapid, fluttery, irregular heartbeat
~ Pain that mimics heart attack, frequently from costochondritis (as an overlapping condition)
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Skin, Hair & Nail-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Pronounced nail ridges
~ Nails that curve under
~ Mottled skin
~ Bruising or scarring easily
~ Hair loss (temporary)
~ Tissue overgrowth (non-cancerous tumors called lipomas, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, adhesions)
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Miscellaneous Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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~ Hemorrhoids
~ Nose bleeds
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SITES
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https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/skeletal-fluorosis-or/
~ PCOS Lady … Skeletal Fluorosis or ?… Misdiagnosed usually as Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis…
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GOOGLE:
60 fibromyalgia symptoms
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April 16, 2012

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:18 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
About.com is highly informative on numerous topics…
Here is a longer list of Fibro symptoms from the author of a book on it…
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http://thyroid.about.com/cs/fibromyalgiacfs/a/fibrothyroid.htm

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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by Mary J. Shomon
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A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an important connection discussed in my new book Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
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Fibromyalgia affects as many as 8 million people in the U.S., occurring mainly in women of childbearing age. Symptoms usually arise between the ages of 20-55 years, but the condition also may be diagnosed in childhood. Among the entire population, it’s estimated that as many as 3-6% of the general population, including children, meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This would make fibromyalgia over twice as common as rheumatoid arthritis. In general, fibromyalgia is strikes women seven times more often than men, according to a 1998 National Institutes of Health report.
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Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia typically include:
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~ Feeling of pain, burning, aching, and soreness in the body
~ Headaches, tenderness of the scalp, pain in the back of the skull
~ Pain in the neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and elbows
~ Pain in hips, top of buttocks, outside the lower hip, below buttocks, and the pelvis
~ Pain in the knees and kneecap area
~ Fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, waking up tired, morning stiffness
~ Insomnia, frequent waking, difficulty falling asleep, or falling asleep immediately
~ Raynaud’s phenomenon (where your hands feel cold, numb, or turn blue, when exposed to temperature changes)
~ Irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation, bloating, cramping
~ Balance problems
~ Neurally mediated hypotension — when you stand up, your blood pressure drops, which can make you feel faint, dizzy, nauseous, your heart rate drops, and you can even pass out
~ Balance problems
~ Restless leg syndrome
~ Sense of tissues feeling swollen
~ Numbness, tingling and feeling of cold in the hands and feet
~ Chest pain, palpitations
~ Shortness of breath
~ Painful periods
~ Anxiety, depression and “fibrofog” — the term used to describe the confusion and forgetfulness, inability to concentrate and difficulty recalling simple words and numbers, and transposing words and numbers
~ Frequent urination
~ Muscle twitching
~ Dry mouth
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Note: Page continues at site ….
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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SITES
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/22/mold-and-other-chronic-diseases.aspx?e_cid=20120722_SNL_Art_1
~ ** Dr Mercola & Dr Richie Shoemaker, MD … Effective Strategies to Identify and Correct the Inflammation Caused by Mold Exposure… They cover mold, algae, spirochetes, etc… causing asthma, MS, Fibromyalgia and more that upset our metabolism, etc.. causing inflammation in us… Taking drugs does no good unless directed at the causes… The video explains it all! Well worth telling your doctors about!
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