10 Signs Of Fibromyalgia To Never Ignore
1. HEAD-TO-TOE PAIN
The majority of those who visit their doctor – and ultimately diagnosed with fibromyalgia – complain of proliferating body pain. According to WebMD, approximately 97 percent of those with fibromyalgia experience pain across the body.
Fibromyalgia pain is often described as “deep, sharp, throbbing or aching,” and can affect ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The pain associated with fibromyalgia is often consistent and unresponsive to typical over the counter (OTC) pain medications.
2. PERSISTENT FATIGUE, OR EXHAUSTION
Fatigue is the second most common complaint of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The primary difference between someone experiencing “tiredness” and extreme fatigue (i.e., exhaustion) is the duration of associated symptoms.
Those with fibromyalgia frequently associate their sense of fatigue as being stricken with the flu. They are simply unable to perform at a normal level. This feeling of exhaustion applies to simple tasks, exercise, and even waking up.