Causes and Diagnosis
The precise cause of fibromyalgia is still not clear, so you can’t prevent it. You can only control it, of course, if you know that you have it in the first place.
Since no specific test can help doctors diagnose fibromyalgia, they ask their patients if they feel the below-listed symptoms.
Also, they use a number of criteria such as complete blood count, thyroid test, antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, MRI, X-rays, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
If you have many of these symptoms, consult your doctor.
Muscle and Body
- Morning stiffness
- Mild to severe pain that may spread to other parts of the body
- Muscle Twitching
- Tender and lumpy breasts
Problems with Sleeping
- Grinding teeth
- Hypnic jerk, the feeling of falling while sleeping
- Muscle twitching during sleep
- Broken sleeping pattern /difficulty sleeping, thus feeling lethargic and tired every morning
Sinus & Allergy Problems
- Thick mucus
- Shortness of breath
- Ringing ears
- A runny nose and post nasal drip
- Allergies, sensitivity to yeasts and molds
- Earaches and itchy ears
Digestion and Stomach Issues
- Frequent urination
- Nausea, bloating, pelvic pain, and abdominal cramps
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Sensitivity and Sensory Problems
- Difficulty seeing in low lighting and night driving
- Increased sensitivity to light, smells, temperature, climate changes, pressure, and noise