What happens when fibromyalgia hits you??? Know the worst symptoms of fibromyalgia

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Potential causes of fibromyalgia are physical trauma or massive psychological stress. Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder and its presentation varies from person to person.

In fibromyalgia, your brain amplifies the normal pain signals and you frequently experience generalized pain throughout your body. We all dismiss the pain signals occurring in our daily routine.

We pay attention to our condition when pain and other symptoms are uncontrollable and you have no other way to deal with the symptoms except medications and other therapies.

Below you will find the worst symptoms of fibromyalgia that you should keep an eye on it and report to the medical emergency whenever it is exacerbating.


Touch sensitivity

Hyperesthesia and hyperalgesia are two types of touch sensitivities found in people with fibromyalgia. If you are becoming oversensitive to the sensory input, then this condition is known as hyperesthesia and if your pain sensations are escalating due to sensory input, then this condition is termed as hyperalgesia.

Touch sensitivity is not common in every condition, but for people with fibromyalgia, this condition is not new.

Anxiety and depression

Pain suffering from anxiety and depression has enhanced chronic pain perception. Due to this reason, the mental illness can contribute to the development of fibromyalgia.

The journal of pain published a study in 2015 and discovered that patients with fibromyalgia have a greater risk of getting depression and anxiety more frequently and the people fighting with depression are at higher risk of developing fibromyalgia. Yet every third person in our society is suffering from anxiety and depression at least once in their life.

Digestive system upset

If you notice that your digestive system is upset, it is because of fibromyalgia.

If the digestive upset is not recovering even after abandoning drinks and other fatty foods, fibromyalgia could be link to digestive issues. You can also experience the abdominal pain. Even, you can also encounter cramping, diarrhea and constipation. In fact, numerous patients with irritable bowel syndrome are seldom diagnosed with the fibromyalgia.

Undoubtedly, the first and worst symptom of fibromyalgia is pain, but its symptoms are not limited. More generalized your pain, worst symptoms you’ll encounter. However, how are you picking up the symptoms and how early are you getting the treatment matter a lot in your progress.

Feeling exhausted and excruciated

As you know that pain is cardinal symptom of fibromyalgia, you may have disturbed sleep at night due to fibromyalgia. If you sleep quality is compromised your entire biologically will be disturbed and eventually, compromise your functional activities.

Even though, you have taken a power nap but still nothing have been changed and you have low energy levels. Reason of this condition could be fibromyalgia. You had a hectic day at work and you really need a half hour of power nap to charge up your mind. You are feeling extremely low, dull and dim. Why is this happening? Fibromyalgia could be the reason of all this inconvenience.

Fragrance sensitivity

Fragrance sensitivities may be developed due to touch sensitivities. Because fibromyalgia is the indication of energy crises and over-sensitive to touch, noise and sound, it would be trouble for your brain to process the signals from the noise.

However, anti-seizure medication gabapentin can help in decreasing the sensitivities. Talk to your doctor and then take a medicine.

Sweating heavily

If your body temperature is not under control, it could be more life threatening. So, do some life style changes and keep yourself cool and dry to maintain thermoregulation. Though after exercise and after strenuous work out, excessive sweating is acceptable, but if you are sweating heavily while doing activities of daily living, then you need to take it very seriously.

Don’t confuse it with fever, because it is happening due to autonomic dysfunction. Increase in sweating is not going to help maintain your body temperature.

Chronic headaches

If a headache is persistent, go and get checked immediately because it could be the warning sign as well. When you are taking the excessive stress, your neck, upper body, and shoulder muscles get tensed and taut. As a result it will lead to a headache or migraine headache.

Pain on fire

The interesting fact about fibromyalgia pain is the pain occurs with no apparent reason. Some people may experience the pain triggers when the weather changes, whereas, another group of people reported that pain is at peak when they undergo with any psychological stress and emotion.

Yes! You can’t bear the pain associated with fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing the stabbing, pins and needles, burning, tingling or mixed pains in different parts of the body, then, closely look out your sleep cycle and energy levels because fibromyalgia is triggered by disturbed sleep.

In fact, in journal of rheumatology, a study reported that people with fibromyalgia have 11 to 18 tender points. You may feel pain on your collarbones, elbows, the upper part of the chest, upper back, back of the neck, and the upper and middle portions of the buttock due to fibromyalgia.

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