istock/brown54486 Are you tired all the time? Perhaps you’ve been attributing that to working hard. Maybe you’ve tried getting more sleep and eating better, but nothing is helping? Exhaustion is a symptom of fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder that also causes widespread pain and tenderness. In part, the exhaustion may come from your body’s efforts to combat the fibromyalgia. The common aches and pains associated with fibromyalgia can cause also sleep disturbances, leaving you drowsy the next day. Here’s how one woman finally found out she had fibromyalgia.
istock/Jan Otto Sensory issues can be a symptom of fibromyalgia. Clothing may feel significantly heavier than normal, almost oppressive to the wearer. Bumping into the corner of the table, while usually just a small discomfort, can lead to throbbing pain that lasts hours.