10 Most Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is characterized as pain throughout the entire body. Although there are many theories as to why people get fibromyalgia it seems to be caused mainly due to stresses in life, whether they be physical or mental. Post traumatic stress disorder has been linked to fibromyalgia as well. Some doctors have connected it to genetics saying it has been known to be passed down through genetic mutations.
Here are the Top 10 most common symptoms of fibromyalgia as reported by sufferers.
Pain is the definitive symptom of fibromyalgia, but it can present itself in different ways, and in different parts of the body. Some people complain of constant stabbing pain throughout their entire body, while others experience a duller form of continuous aching. Alternately, fibromyalgia pain can be localized to one or more areas of the body, or it can seem to cluster around multiple “pain centers.”
One of the most vexing things about fibromyalgia is that the pain it causes has no apparent cause. Yet, some patients say that they do experience some identifiable pain triggers. First, changing weather conditions (rising pressure, falling pressure, changes in humidity) can make the pain more intense, or “wake the pain up” after a latent period. Others experience a sharp increase in their fibromyalgia pain if they are dealing with professionally or emotionally stressful situations, suggesting that the pain may have a strong psychological component.