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Old 07-15-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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have a friend who has severe symptoms.

wat are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?need to know asap

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Old 07-15-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: have a friend who has severe symptoms.

Well, heres a list I have.

recurrent flu-like illness
recurrent sore throats, red and injected
painful lymph nodes under the arms and neck
muscle and joint aches with tender and trigger points - up to 18 of them
night sweats and fever
severe nasal and other allergies
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
weight change - usually gain
heart palpitations
mitral valve prolapse
severe PMS
yeast infections
rashes and itching
uncomfortable or frequent urination
interstitial bladder cystitis
chest pains (non-cardiac)
temporomandibular joint dysfunction (in the jaw)
hair loss
carpal tunnel syndrome
cold hands and feet
dry eyes and mouth
severe and debilitating fatigue
widespread pain
other chronic illness(es) usually present (like diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma, lupus, ms, etc.)
numbness in the limbs, not painful like pins & needles
painful swelling in the hands, legs, feet, neck
GERDs (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder)
“growing pains” start in childhood and teens, continue into adulthood
widespread body pain during/after physical exertion

attention deficit disorder
spatial disorientation
calculation difficulties
memory disturbance
communication difficulties (problems speaking, confusing words)

anxiety and panic attacks
personality changes, usually for the worse
emotional lability (mood swings)

sleep disturbances
changes in visual acuity
numb or tingling feelings
burning sensations
light headedness
feeling 'spaced out'
frequent unusual nightmares and disturbing dreams
tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
difficulty in moving your tongue to speak
severe muscle weakness
susceptibility to muscle, tendon, ligament injury
intolerance to bright lights
intolerance to alcohol
intolerance to sound
extreme sensitivity to medications and their side-effects
alteration of taste, smell, and hearing
inability to achieve stage 4 restorative sleep
morning stiffness in the muscles and joints
restless leg syndrome
muscle spasms
muscle quakiness and shivering during/after activity or exercise
sleep paralysis (related to stage 4 sleep deprivation)

People can have different symptoms. And there are many symptoms(obviously!). You may also want to look up the 18 tender points.

I hope that can help you some.

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Old 07-15-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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Re: have a friend who has severe symptoms.

thank u very much that was very helpful.i live in wyoming so the doctors arent that great friends fiance is in bad condition and they are gonna test him for this..thank u anytime u wanna chat ill be hear!!

Old 07-16-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Re: have a friend who has severe symptoms.

Well, your welcome. I hope your friend can get better.

I live in Alabama and the doctors here aren't that great either. At least none of the 20 I have seen. So, I know how it is.

You said they were going to test for it, there really isn't a test for Fibro. They can only go by history and if everything else is normal and the tender points.

I believe a person must have 11 out of the 18 tender points to be diagnosed. Fibro isn't curable, but it's treatable.

I only know all this from research. I haven't been diagnosed myself. But, I know it may sound weird, but I wish I could get diagnosed. I mean that because it has been a few years for me and I have been to many doctors and had many tests that were all normal so, a Fibro diagnoses or anything for that matter would make me happy. Just a name to go with whatever I have really!

Anyways, I sure hope your friend can get some help and get better soon! Good luck!

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