Along with global pain, these 13 other common symptoms could be signs that you’re suffering from fibromyalgia:
Deep muscular aches and pains
You may experience deep muscular aches—especially in the most used muscle groups, such as the large muscles of the legs, pelvis, upper shoulders, and arms—along with throbbing, shooting, or stabbing pain.
You may feel intense burning sensations in these areas, as well.
You may feel as though your arms and legs are weighed down by concrete blocks, and your body may be so drained of energy that every task requires great effort.
You may experience various forms of sleeplessness, such as discomfort or active pain that keeps you awake or wakes you up, the inability to go to sleep, waking up too early and not getting back to sleep, or sleeping and waking up feeling groggy and unrefreshed.
Acute sensitivity to stimuli
You may be extremely sensitive to touch, light, or sound.
You may experience a sadness with no clear-cut cause, a loss of pleasure in enjoyable activities, anxiety, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, a wish for death, and weight loss or gain due to emotional eating.
You may have swelling, and your skin may become blotchy, shiny, blue, or have itchy red bumps similar to hives.
You may experience abnormal sweating, or sweating in strange areas.
You may also suffer from brain fog, a condition in which you have trouble concentrating, finding words, or retaining new information, with the density of the fog corresponding to the severity of your pain.
You may perceive stiffness in your joints, especially in the morning.
Recurrent tension headaches or migraines are present in 50 to 70% of fibromyalgia sufferers. The symptoms can be severe, can occur one or two times per week, and can be accompanied by a migraine.
You may have trouble balancing, which can affect your walking and increase your chances of falling.
A large percentage of fibromyalgia sufferers have gut issues, such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas and bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, acid reflux, or slowed digestion.
Identifying these symptoms, with the help of trained professionals, could be the first step in treatment healing.
My input: I suffer from Fibromyalgia and I know first hand how it makes you feel. I also know that finding an amazing doctor truly helps. Yes, you may have to change your diet etc but it is a small sacrifice to make so you can be pain free. I literally only take 2 RX and vitamins. I am not on any hard pain killers and I live a full life. You can do it!