10 Most Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
#5 Muscle Spasms
Minor muscle spasms are something most people experience from time to time. However, fibromyalgia patients tend to experience extreme spasms, even after medical investigations uncover no root physical cause of the problem. Muscles seem to go into spasms spontaneously; sometimes, one or more specific muscles is affected again and again. In other cases, the patient finds it impossible to predict where the next spasm will strike, since it could happen almost anywhere and at just about any time.
Generally, though, fibromyalgia muscle spasms follow a pattern. They affect one particular muscle group again and again, and the most intense spasms will occur at night. These spasms can be intense enough and painful enough to disrupt sleep. Such spasms also happen with little to no warning, and they can still happen even if the patient takes extra care to rest and avoid straining affected muscles or muscle groups.