Fibromyalgia is a common diagnosis for patients that suffer from sore joints, aching muscles, fatigue, impaired immunity, sleep disorders, disturbed microcirculation, and reduced level of energy. When these symptoms occur side by side with autoimmune symptoms, chances are the patient is suffering from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose as majority of physicians and medical practitioners are still uneducated and ignorant about this condition. This is a sad thought because this condition, though may seem harmless, is actually progressive and destructing. Fibromyalgia patients usually suffer from lack of the synovial fluid in the body. These fluids provide lubrication for the joints.
Fibromyalgia comes with a lot of symptoms. Symptoms affect a huge range of body systems. From the respiratory, such as nocturnal sinus stuffiness, post nasal drip, runny nose to the digestive tract, difficulty swallowing, dry cough, sore throat, reflux esophagitis, carbohydrate / chocolate craving, appendicitis-like pains, and unexplained toothaches.
Some symptoms like, unexplained allergies, drooling in sleep, swollen glands, dizziness when turning head or changing field of view, stiff neck, mold / yeast infection, headaches, light / broken sleep pattern, morning stiffness, sweats, fatigue, painful or weak grip, problems holding hands up, handwriting difficulties, shortness of breath, night-driving difficulty, short-term memory impairment, sensitivity to odors, trouble concentrating, sore spot on top of head, balance problems, difficulty speaking known words, loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors greatly affect everyday activities and can be a cause of extreme discomfort.
Some rather abnormal symptoms include the feeling of continued movement in a car after stopping, the feeling of being tilted when cornering a car, when taking first steps in the morning feels as if one is walking on nails, pressure felt on eyeglasses and headbands is painful , and getting scarred or bruised easily.
Other symptoms that affects other body systems include visual perception problems, doubling / blurry / changing vision, visual and audio effects, bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps, sensitivity to pressure / colds / lights, weight gain, weight loss, mitral valve prolapse, earaches , irregular heartbeats, rapid heartbeats, directional disorientation, drooping of the eyelid, tearing or reddening of the eye.
This disease also traverse even the psychological aspect of the body, resulting to extreme depression, panic attacks, tendency to cry easily, confused states, problems climbing stairs, problems going down the stairs, free-floating anxiety, unaccountable irritability, dizziness caused by seeing stripes and checks, teeth grinding, inability to recognize familiar surroundings, delayed reactions and such.
Oftentimes, symptoms vary according to sex. Women often experience menstrual problems, pelvic pain, PMS, loss of libido, nail ridges, mood swings, hypersensitive nipples, breast pain, and fibrocystic breasts as symptoms. Men, on the other hand, tend to experience urine retention, groin pain, impotence, stress incontinence, anal / genital / perineal pain, painful intercourse, and thick secretions.
Common symptoms for both sexes include lower back pain, mottled skin, thumb pain and tingling numbness, weak ankles, upper / lower leg cramps, tight Achilles tendon, irritable bowel, sciatica, urinary frequency, muscle twitching, diffuse swelling, buckling knee, shin splint-type pain, sensory overload, staring into space, heel pain, tight hamstrings, carpal tunnel-like pain in the wrists, restless leg syndrome, myoclonus, and tissue overgrowth, fibroids hairs, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, and adhesions .
If you are experiencing a number of these symptoms, take an appointment with your physician before it's too late.