Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary from one individual to another, but they generally include musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, GI symptoms, tender points, cognitive difficulties, joint stiffness, sleep dysregulation and headaches. The pain can be qualified as burning, aching, sharp and shooting, dull, constant or intermittent. The pain is usually not relived by over the counter or opioid based medications.

Fibromyalgia can cause secondary depression as patients might be limited in the activities that they can perform including mobility and social interactions. The depression can then lead to loss of sleep and changes in appetite and suicidal ideation. Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia can also lead to anxiety and stress that could lead to adrenal gland fatigue.