The Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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Although men and children can suffer and show the early symptoms of fibromyalgia, the disorder is most common among women. Eighty to ninety percent of those affected are women, and most are diagnosed sometime during middle age. You are more likely to develop fibromyalgia if you have a close relative with the disorder.

The Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

One of the reasons that fibromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose is that it mimics so many symptoms of other diseases and disorders. It can parallel them to such an extent that it’s difficult to acquire a diagnosis without undertaking medical tests to rule out other conditions.

Generalized Pain

Pain may occur anywhere over the entire body, making it difficult for medical professionals to diagnose the underlying cause. Especially vulnerable to pain are tender areas of the body such as the legs, arms, hips, neck and shoulders. Severe pain may occur when pressure is put on these points, much like pressing on a deep bruise.

Mental and Emotional Effectsthe-early-symptoms-of fibromyalgia

Cognitive problems (also called “fibro fog”) may occur with those suffering from fibromyalgia. Many sufferers of fibromyalgia become depressed or suffer severe anxiety as performing every day activities becomes increasingly difficult.

Headaches, restless leg syndrome and numbness of the hands and feet are also common symptoms.

Pain and Fatigue

Chronic pain and extreme fatigue are the most common complaints of fibromyalgia sufferers. Muscle spasms often accompany the fatigue and pain so that sleep or engaging in any activity becomes a major problem.

This can lead to sleep deprivation and inability to concentrate or perform day to day chores or engage socially with others.

Compromised Immune System

Over time, the combination of physical and mental symptoms can wear the patient down, leading to emotional issues such as depression.

The chronic nature of the condition can also have a negative impact on the immune system. It can render the body less able to defend itself against environmental effects.

This in turn means increased susceptibility to things like cold and flu viruses. It can also cause those conditions to last a lot longer. Also, the pain, discomfort, and feelings of lethargy of subsequent infections are more strongly experienced.

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Sensitivity to a Wide Range of Stimuli

Sensitivity to touch is also a major complaint of those with the disorder. Even a light blanket might feel like a heavy weight on top of you. A layman’s summary might describe fibromyalgia as causing hypersensitivity to most areas of existence. For the sufferer, this translates to unreasonable and persistent feelings of pain and discomfort.

The early symptoms of fibromyalgia are not always diagnosed or recognized as fibromyalgia. Depression, pain, exhaustion, memory lapses etc. are common, especially in women over 50. Take into consideration all the early symptoms of fibromyalgia, and then insist upon a test if there is a remote possibility. Your doctor can perform a test involving the touching of 18 ‘tender points’ throughout your body.

There Is No Cure – New Treatment for Fibromyalgia 

Unfortunately, there is not a cure for fibromyalgia. Different methods are used to manage it. Hummingbird by Vital Motion is one such method. They completed product development on the Hummingbird about 8 months ago and launched sales about 3 months ago. You can read the testimonials of recent customers when you visit their site.               the-early-symptoms-of-fibromyalgia

There is a 30-day, risk-free trial. Also, I was able to work out a free shipping offer with the company for my readers. All you need to do is use discount code “WomenOver50Thrive” at checkout to receive free shipping on your order!

I have no personal experience with fibromyalgia, but I know one person who does and she goes through hell. Hopefully, Vital Motion’s Hummingbird can bring much needed relief to any who have need. I thought it a little ironic that I have a picture of a beautiful hummingbird as my site’s main photo. Hopefully it’s a sign of good things to come for my readers. Please let me know your results. Until then…..

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Maxx

Hey Robin, I hear about fibromyalgia before but I didn’t go research more details about it. I am glad to read your article today and indeed the information is valuable.

Perhaps I can share this to my family and ask them to try out the hummingbird by vital motion recommended by you.

I truly believe your article will beneficial to a lot of people out there. Good job.

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Tushar

Very informative article on fibromyalgia. The symptoms are vague and a diagnosis is difficult but it is a debilitating disease which causes immense discomfort to the sufferer, both physically and emotionally. Its true that there is no cure but it can be managed with the right care which includes exercise and medications.

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June Danks

Your post has really struck a chord in me, I have had these symptoms for the last three years and it all started in my shoulder for which I received physiotherapy but then it spread to other joints. Along side this I have been experiencing all the symptoms mentioned in your post, I put it all down to the menopause and just dismissed it but thanks to you highlighting Fibromyalgia will start to follow it all up.

I’m all about embracing middle age a privilege denied to so many.

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Humayun

Hi Robin, I read your site, I think it is for the benefit of all people,My wife suffers from fibromyalgia and i can see that it is a very harsh illness.
I am intrigued to see that one of the side effects is affectability to clamor, light and temperature changes. I didn’t know about this.
That must imply that regular changes are a troublesome time for sufferers.

Great website.
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Great website.

Hi Robin
I am sure that a lot of women will find your website very helpful. You are showing a lot of symptoms that I sometimes hear some of the older women in my family talk or complain about. I know that some of them would love this kind of information.
Keep up the good work.
Pelesio

Arlissa
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Arlissa

Thanks for the very informative article.

Reading it strengthened my resolve even more to take good care of my health especially since I’m over 50 now. Years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune disease that causes me to have inflamed and painful joints when it flares up. Do you think this would make me more susceptible to fibromyalgia?

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Stella

I suffered from fibromyalgia for many years, with varying degrees of severity. I also have chronic IBS. Interestingly, the more I have worked with my diet to help the IBS, the more the symptoms of my fibromyalgia have improved. I think there is a definite digestive connection. I found the biggest improvement when I cut out dairy, and even more when I went vegan. Mind you I still have to be very careful of things like fat and refined sugar. I used to think that anyone would be willing to change their diet if they got sick enough, but I… Read more »

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jeffrey16201

Hello

Very informative article on Fibromyalgia, there are more men with these symptoms today than in the past. I wonder if men just was not going for medical treatment for their symptoms and that is why more women is known to have these symptoms than men?

How does one really cope well with such a mysterious disease, what about your diet , can that help ease any of these symptoms?

PatSID
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PatSID

Hi Robin,

I found your site to be well researched and presented.

As a massage therapist, many years ago, I began treating women when fibromyalgia was first diagnosed, and yes, even the slightest of touch was unbearable to some. I used aromatherapy and essential oils, and was able to deaden the pain quite a bit, however.

I am glad there is a new treatment out there in the form of Hummingbird, and that people are getting relief from it.

Keep giving women the health advice they need to know, and they are very thankful for it.

Pat

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Patricia

Fibromyalgia is a horrible condition to suffer from. I have a client that has it and it seems like she is always in some kind of pain. She still works full time and she does find that exercise helps some. I will tell her about the new treatment. Hopefully it will give her some relief. Thanks!

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Ashley

I have a fear of developing Fibromyalgia. I’ve known a few ladies who suffer from it and it seems like they never get any relief! I’m glad to know that there are new treatments for it. I was wondering if you know of any other contributing factors that may lead to fibromyalgia? Is obesity connected?
Ashley

NemiraB
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NemiraB

Hi, Robin. I heard and read about fibromyalgia few times because one woman had it. She had more problems but the fibromyalgia was a main issue for her. She was overweight, really heavy one. She liked sugary snacks. For me was difficult watch how she suffers from pain in joints and all over in her body. I read one newsletter from doctor, where she told that the yeast infection can be the trigger for this disease. The lack of magnesium can make people sensitive too. I guess that it is a complex issue. Early symptoms can fit to other diagnosis,… Read more »

Win Bill
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Win Bill

Fibromyalgia sounds pretty scary. It doesn’t only involve pain over the body. It also involves mental and physical fatigue. I think I’ve heard of a few people that have such a problem. One of those people isprobably my mother. She complains of being tired all the time and she gets these random aches and pains that cannot be explained. She seems to also have a bit of a memory problem. As she’s very sensitive for anything touching the bottom of her foot. It can be as small a tiny little sesame seed and she will actually complain about it .… Read more »

Veronica
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Veronica

Greetings Robin! I’ll be turning 50 this September (EEEKK!), so I was very interested in reading about fibromyalgia. I really appreciate how you explained everything in “layman’s” terms. You mentioned that there’s no cure at the moment, I’d be curious to know if there are any preventive measures women can take to ward off this disease. Of course, I had to click on the link for the Hummingbird…I hope I never have to use it, but it’s good to know that there is something available that can help to alleviate the pain, and I would gladly share this with others… Read more »

Jackie
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Jackie

Great informative article.

I have a few questions… You say one is more likely to develop fibromyalgia if a relative has had it. Does this indicate it’s hereditary? I’m also curious to know if diet and lifestyle play any role? I know a few people ho have been given this diagnosis… Thanks for your response in advance.

Keith
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Keith

My best friends mother suffers from fibromyalgia and i can see that it is a very harsh illness.
I am interested to see that one of the symptoms is sensitivity to noise, light and temperature changes. I wasn’t aware of this.
That must mean that seasonal changes are a difficult time for sufferers.