Fibromyalgia

What Are Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Are you suffering?

When was the last time… you were free from the symptoms of Fibromyalgia? Do you know what the most common symptoms are?

As you probably know this is one of the most frustrating parts of suffering from Fibromyalgia, FM or FMS (Fibromyalgia Syndrome).

Humans struggle with this because often their symptoms change daily and they don’t know what to expect. We feel so horrible for them.

The good news is…that is why we created this website to not only help our patients but to help you with clear and honest information about FMS and other chronic pain management support issues.

In this article you will learn about the vast amount of Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and what might make them worse.

On other pages you will learn about the difference between tender points and trigger points, causes, exercises, massage therapy and how to help yourself deal with your symptoms of FMS.

Let’s get started…

symptoms of fibromyalgia

What are the Most Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

  • Pain
  • Fibromyalgia Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory issues and difficulty with concentration-nicknamed “fibro fog”
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS
  • Morning stiffness
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Fibromyalgia Sleep problems
  • Swelling, numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet and legs
  • Tender Points that can turn into Trigger Points

symptoms of fibromyalgia

The Most Common Symptom of FMS

You guessed it….pain! Folks with FMS feel their pain throughout their entire body. It is usually not localized or felt in your joints. The pain is described as widespread. But, can show up in different areas of the body as well.

The other thing that can happen for some people is that the pain comes and goes. Some days are good and pain-free.

Yet… other days can be absolutely horrible.

The pain that is felt in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments is described as…

  • deep
  • sharp
  • dull
  • throbbing or aching
  • tender
  • sore
  • burning
  • knawing


That is a lot to deal with and compassion is key if you know someone who hurts. Plus, compassion for yourself is also critic cal.

Common Fibromyalgia Fatigue Complaints
  • Fatigue when getting up in the morning
  • Fatigue after mild activity like doing laundry or cooking a meal
  • Can’t exercise because of fatigue
  • Not being able to get out of bed in the morning because of fatigue
  • Too fatigued to play golf, swim, run, play with you children
  • Too fatigued to start a new project like weeding the garden, painting, cutting the lawn
  • Too fatigued to do a good job at work

Fibromyalgia fatigue

One of the most important things to remember when you suffer from FMS is to avoid what makes your symptoms worse. This can be difficult…we know. But, learning all you can about what triggers your pain is one of the first steps to managing your discomfort.

What Are The Common Triggers of FMS Symptoms?
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Cold weather or humid weather
  • Depression
  • Not getting a good night sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Emotional Stress
  • Lack of exercise
  • Exhaustion
  • Changes in hormones

Not getting a good night sleep

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition. It is difficult to diagnose and it can be triggered by many different factors.

The important thing… is to learn all you can about FMS so you are strong in knowledge.

Then begin a program of self-management to restore the quality of your life!

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