Fibromyalgia symptoms


f you have fibromyalgia, you know more than I do all the symptoms that you have had to deal with because of fibromyalgia.

I am sure, you will agree with me, that fibromyalgia symptoms often cause great uncertainty and anxiety.

The fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that greatly affects the quality of life. Because of it, all the personal and social spheres of those who suffer from it become complicated and deteriorate.

The symptoms are not usually always the same or of the same intensity.

Some factors such as the weather, the quality of sleep, activities, the time of day or stress, can aggravate them, generating a ” fibromyalgia crisis”:  A very disabling “avalanche” of symptoms .

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Fibromyalgia occurs in different ways in each person, to the point that up to 100 symptoms of fibromyalgia have been described .

However, some symptoms tend to be in most people.

Most common symptoms of fibromyalgia

  • Poor quality sleep .
  • Fatigue or physical exhaustion.
  • Dullness or mental fog ( fibro fog ).

Pain is the main symptom of fibromyalgia

It is a generalized pain , difficult to locate and characterize. A burning pain and very annoying.

If you ask someone with fibromyalgia: How do you feel? it is very likely that he will tell you: ” everything hurts “.

The intensity of the pain usually ranges from mild to very severe, causing varying degrees of disability even for everyday activities .

Tiredness or fatigue

An overwhelming feeling of fatigue accompanies, for most of the day, who has fibromyalgia.

They feel as if they do not have the energy to do their usual tasks, they say “it is as if my body weighed more “.

And for this reason, they are often stigmatized as lazy , but trust me, they are far from it.

On the contrary, they are warriors who do their best every day to meet their daily obligations.

Poor quality of sleep

” I wake up more tired than I go to bed ” is usually the reality of every morning when you have this disease.

It is that, in addition to insomnia being almost a constant, they have a deep sleep that is not of good quality, thus producing non-restorative sleep .

And it has been seen that poor quality of sleep is a trigger and exacerbator of pain .

Fibro fog or dullness

This is the name given to a type of cognitive dysfunction typical of fibromyalgia , which causes  difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly.

It can be accompanied by short-term memory problems , making it difficult to perform some tasks due to frequent forgetfulness.

Those who suffer from fibromyalgia , often refer to it as a ” feeling of dullness .”

Low tolerance to physical effort

Usually any exercise , even low intensity, produces pain , causing them to choose to avoid it.

As a result, they exercise less and less, lose muscle mass, causing tolerance to it to worsen.

And they enter a dangerous cycle of fear of pain.

They do not exercise to avoid the pain, but as they remain still each time, the pain begins to be more frequent and with lesser activities

Other symptoms of fibromyalgia

There are countless symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. What’s more, each person experiences it in a completely different way.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disturbance
  • Decreased libido (sexual desire)
  • Irritable colon
  • Bruxism
  • Headache

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