Understanding The Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The symptoms that occur with the condition of Fibromyalgai can be very broad in nature, however there are a few that are commonly associated with the condition that occur more frequently for those suffering from Fibromyalgai. If a person is experiencing any of the following symptoms they should speak with their physician about the possibility of a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia in order to treat the symptoms and be able to manage their symptoms more successfully. The top 8 symptoms of Fibromyalgai are discussed below:
- Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain – this is the top symptoms that occur with the condition of Fibromyalgai. Commonly this type of musculoskeletal pain will have lasted for a period of at least 3 months or longer (this is part of the diagnosis criteria). This type of pain is commonly described among Fibromyalgai sufferers as being a deep and muscular pain that can include stabbing, shooting, aching, throbbing as well as burning sensations.
- Fatigue – is the second symptom of the condition of Fibromyalgai which is most complained about by patients. Fatigue that is associated with the condition of Fibromyalgai can become so intense at times that it can be disabling to the Fibromyalgai sufferer. Additionally many Fibromyalgia sufferers experience is sleep disturbances which are often caused by a vicious cycle that occurs between the chronic pain and the fatigue, this cycle occurs because the pain interrupts deep and restful sleep and the lack of deep and restful sleep can exacerbates the pain.
- Morning Stiffness –In addition to morning stiffness Fibromyalgai sufferers also commonly complain of joint problems, cramping, weakness, as well as knots in their muscles.
- Headaches or Migraines – another common symptom among those who suffer form Fibromyalgai is that of headaches or migraines. Studies show that about 50% to 70% of Fibromyalgia sufferers will experience the manifestation of headaches and/or migraines..
- Brain Fog – otherwise known among Fibromyalgai sufferers as “Fibro Fog” these symptoms occur when problems with concentration, retaining of information, or difficulty with overall brain function are other symptoms that many Fibromyalgai sufferers deal with.
- Digestive Disorders –digestive disorders such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation, acid reflux, irritable bowel, diarrhea, slowed digestion as well as nausea are also common among those who suffer from the condition of Fibromyalgai. Studies have shown that these symptoms can occur in nearly 40% to 70% of those who are diagnosed with Fibromyalgai.
- Burning or Itching Skin – while the skin may appear to be perfectly normal in regards to all outward appearances it is common that the Fibromyalgai sufferer complains of burning or itching which can be described as feeling like sunburn.
- Issues with Balance – lastly common among many Fibromyalgai sufferers is the symptoms of experiencing issues with walking problems or balance. Research has shown that this symptom is usually the result of muscle weakness that is caused by the Fibromyalgai.