10 Signs Of Fibromyalgia To Never Ignore
7. NUMBNESS, SWELLING OR TINGLING
About half of those with fibromyalgia experience a “pins and needles” sensation in their arms, feet, hands and legs – a condition known as paraesthesia. For some, these sensations may last no longer a few minutes; for others, they can be quite consistent.
Similar to many fibromyalgia-related symptoms, paresthesia is often barely noticeable. It is important, however, for those experiencing frequent numbness, swelling or tingling in the arms, feet, hands or legs to seek medical advice.
8. SPASMS OF THE FINGERS AND TOES
Said to be present in 25 to 50 percent of fibromyalgia patients are arterial spasms of the hands or toes. This symptom occurs as a result of exposure to either cold or stress. Importantly, affected areas will often take on a bluish or pale coloration and also accompanied by pain.
Known as Raynaud’s syndrome, or Raynaud’s phenomenon, the aforementioned symptoms often dissipate when heat is applied.