10 Signs Of Fibromyalgia To Never Ignore
5. “TRIGGER POINTS” THAT EVOKE PAIN OR TENDERNESS
Similar to arthritis patients, those with fibromyalgia usually have “trigger points,” or areas of the body that produce painful sensations in disproportionate frequency.
Sadly, when pressure is applied, these “trigger points” are extremely painful. Fortunately, if and when fibromyalgia is diagnosed, a specialist can provide valuable insights into managing them. Readily available anti-inflammatory OTC’s, such as Aleve and Naprosyn, can alleviate some of this pain.
6. ABNORMAL DIGESTION
Constipation, diarrhea and bloating are all potential symptoms of fibromyalgia. According to WebMD, approximately 40 to 70 percent of patients experience symptoms similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS.
Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are reported at a similar rate.