Around 5 million people within the US are struggling with fibromyalgia. The numbers keep on rising because not all people understand the symptoms associated with the disease. We are here to highlight the most common symptoms linked with the disease so that those affected can get adequate treatment as soon as the disease develops.
- Serious fatigue
Fibromyalgia is associated with chronic fatigue. Even when the patient takes long hours to rest, the fatigue never goes away. If you experience that, it is time to visit a specialist.
- Endless Gastrointestinal Issues
Though the disease is known to physically affect nerves and muscles, it can also bring about gastrointestinal issues. If you regularly experience abdominal pain, constipation, irritable bowel issues and nausea, make sure you seek medical assistance.
- Feeling confused and Foggy
This is usually know as a fibro fog. Though being forgetful is normal, if you notice you are continuously experiencing short-term memory loss symptoms, it may be a symptom of fibromyalgia.
- Tingling and Numbness
The disease is accompanied by neurological signs such as burning, tingling and numbness. If you regularly experience such symptoms, make sure you visit your doctor.
- Troubled sleep patterns
Have you recently noticed that you are turning and tossing a lot when you go to sleep? Fibromyalgia can trigger chemicals that cause disturbed sleep patterns and make you to wake up unrested.
- You experience tender points
You may start to experience ‘tender points’ at the start of fibromyalgia. These are spots which show some extreme sensitivity throughout your body.
- You become sensitive to scents
The same way you develop tender points, you can also become increasingly sensitive to things like smell and sound.
- You Start sweating a lot
Those that have fibromyalgia usually develop fevers and sweat a lot. This can occur when the hypothalamus dysfunctions. It is the part of the brain which controls bowel movements, sweating, and sleep.