Fibromyalgia and Associated Illnesses

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Although the following list of symptoms may often be experienced by persons with fibreomyalgia, you should not take them for granted especially if they are new symptoms. Because fibromyalgia can mimic many serious illnesses, new symptoms such as those listed below should be brought to your physician’s attention.

  • depression (as often experienced by persons who live with chronic pain) and clinical depression caused by imbalanced serotonin levels
  • mood swings
  • falling asleep during daytime activities
  • headaches
  • muscle weakness
  • anxiety attacks
  • adrenal exhaustion
  • short term memory problems
  • fuzzy headedness
  • forgetfulness
  • heel pain
  • bruised feeling
  • often using wrong words
  • hands feel swelled but they are not
  • rashes
  • severe itching (sometimes over whole body)
  • sensitivity to light
  • mild butterfly rash on the face (of the lupus type)
  • sensitivity to smells
  • sensitivity to temperature
  • dry eyes
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • ringing in ears
  • hair loss
  • knee and leg pain
  • repeated yeast infections
  • sensitivity to noise
  • sudden unexplainable irritability
  • foot pain(can feel like broken bones)
  • sleep attacks (of the narcolepsy type)

Fibromyalgia can seemingly develop on its own, or in conjunction with other illnesses. You may wish to discuss with your doctor some tests that may be helpful, such as checking estrogen levels, progesterone levels and cortisone levels. These abnormal hormonal levels often accompany fibromyalgia and can be treated very effectively with diet and/or exercise as prescribed by your physician. There are also various illnesses that seem to have an effect on fibromyalgia symptoms. By taking care of these problems, you may see a lessening in your fibromyalgia symptoms.  You will find a list of these often associated illnesses below:

  • adrenal fatigue
  • arthritis
  • bursitis
  • candida (yeast infection)
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • celiac disease
  • chemical sensitivity
  • Epstein barr syndrome
  • estrogen dominance
  • GERD
  • heartburn
  • hair loss
  • hypoglycemia
  • irritable bladder syndrome
  • IBS
  • lyme disease
  • lupus
  • myofascial pain
  • narcolepsy
  • paresthesia of the muscles (painful gout, tingling and numbness)
  •   peripheral neuropathy
  • premature menopause
  • raynauds phenomena
  • restless leg syndrome
  • sleep apnea
  • sjogrens syndrome
  • tendonitis
  • thyroid problems
  • TMJ

 

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