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SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA



Blurred vision- trouble reading small to medium print (especially in the evenings)


Bowel problems (related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome)


Difficulty with fine motor skills/writing


Dry eyes


Increased muscle pain subsequent to light exercising


Involuntary muscle spasms


Joint pain with no inflammation


Nausea


Poor short term memory


Reduced cognitive ability


Ringing in ears


Severe widespread muscle pain


Sore throat


Fatigue


Chills


Strong mood swings


Chest pain


Sleep disorder 


Chronic headaches


Jaw pain (TMJ)


Morning stiffness


Sensitivity to weather changes


Sensitivity to stress & physical activity


Acid reflux or other stomach problems


Night sweats


Frequent rashes


Numbness and tingling


Dizziness or lightheadedness


Muscle weakness


Anxiety or Depression


Skin and chemical sensitivities


Frequent sinus or bladder infections


Widespread pain and tenderness in at least 11 of the 18 tender points.Here is an illustration of the tenderpoint location.





FMS sufferers usually have 50% to 100% of the above symptoms and doctors can find no other cause.




Conditions That Commonly Occur With Fibromyalgia or Mimic Its Symptoms


Osteoarthritis


Cervical & low back degenerative diseases


Rheumatoid Arthritis


Systemic Lupus Spondylitis


Hypothyroidism


Restless Leg Syndrome


Thoracic outlet Syndrome


Chronic Fatigue


Multiple Sclerosis


Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Lyme Disease


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Prolapsed Mitral Valve


Myofascial Pain Syndrome


Sjogren's Syndrome


Gulf War Syndrome






CRITTER'S FIBROMYALGIA CENTER