Fibromyalgia Symptoms: 15 Things People With Fibromyalgia Want You to Know! by Donna John

3 years ago
Fibromyalgia Symptoms: 15 Things People With Fibromyalgia Want You to Know!

Fibromyalgia is defined as a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculo-skeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas. The disorder can cause:

  • cognitive dysfunction (problems with memory and concentration)
  • stiffness
  • depression 
  • anxiety 
  • hypersensitivity to light
  • hypersensitivity to heat 
  • hyper-senitivity to sound
  • dryness in mouth
  • chronic fatigue
  • sleep disorders
  • bowel disorders
  • bladder abnormalities 
  • reduced ability to exercise

And that's just to name a few! It is sometimes called an “invisible illness” because patients do not look sick.

Learn more about fibromyalgia via

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Keith Sereduck
A few more for you on behalf of a male fibro fighter 😉
Muscle spasms and cramping.
Cold/tingling hands.
Costochondritis (pain around the breastbone and rib cage)
Allodynia (pain response from stimuli which do not normally provoke pain)
Skin problems/dryness
Tension headaches/migraines
Neck and back pain
Dry eyes
Donna John
Thank you, Keith Sereduck . I am so sorry you -- or anyone -- has to go through all of that. We so appreciate you sharing your knowledge here with us.
Stacey Roberts
Chronic illnesses such as this are not for the weak at heart. I’m always amazed at the level of strength sufferers who live with such an invidious illness. They certainly have my sympathy. Thank you so much for shining some light on this. I think this stands true with other illnesses and disorders ( I call them conditions) as well. If you’re not bedridden or curled up under a table people don’t give credence that you are compromised and sometimes need special help or consideration.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Thank you for adding your perspective to this tip, Keith Sereduck . We truly value your input!

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