Sunday, April 19, 2009

The List Again

Original post back in February. As requested I am reposting for the newer readers. I apolgoize for the delay, it has been a busy few days!

Take care, my friends,

This list is posted on but has been meshed with a couple of other claims to Fibro symptoms to try to make it even more complete. I love that website as some of you know. It also has a GREAT Fibro community ,though sometimes there are a few depressing people there. The Board Guide does her job well, so its a pleasant support group for the most part. Check them out:

Without further ado, for your convenience, here's the "Monster Fibro Symptom List".

General Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events
Other family members with fibromyalgia
Unexplained weight gain or loss
Cravings for carbohydrate and chocolate

Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Pain that ranges from mild to severe, and may move around the body
Morning stiffness
Muscle twitches
Diffuse swelling
Fibrocystic (lumpy, tender) breasts (as an overlapping condition)

Sinus & Allergy-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Post nasal drip
Runny nose
Mold & yeast sensitivity
Shortness of breath
Earaches & itchy ears
Ringing ears (tinitis)
Thick secretions

Sleep-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep
Sleep starts (falling sensations)
Twitchy muscles at night
Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Reproductive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Menstrual problems
PMS (as an overlapping condition)
Loss of libido

Abdominal & Digestive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Bloating & nausea
Abdominal cramps
Pelvic pain
Irritable bowel syndrome (as an overlapping condition)

Urinary frequency Cognitive (fibrofog) Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Difficulty speaking known words
Directional disorientation
Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors
Short-term memory impairment
Trouble concentrating
Staring into space before brain "kicks in"
Inability to recognize familiar surroundings

Sensory Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Sensitivity to odors
Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature & humidity
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to noise
Night driving difficulty
Sensory overload Paresthesias in the upper limbs(tingling or burning sensations)

Emotional Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Panic attacks
Depression (as an overlapping condition)
Tendency to cry easily
Free-floating anxiety (not associated with situation or object)
Mood swings
Unaccountable irritability

Heart-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Mitral valve prolapse (as an overlapping condition)
Rapid, fluttery, irregular heartbeat
Pain that mimics heart attack, frequently from costochondritis (as an overlapping condition)

Skin, Hair & Nail-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Pronounced nail ridges (Lack of whitish moons on fingers but dramatic on thumbs)
Nails that curve under
Mottled skin
Bruising or scarring easily
Hair loss (temporary)
Tissue overgrowth (non-cancerous tumors, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, adhesions)
Itchy skin

Miscellaneous Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Nose bleeds

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