Fibromyalgia is more than pain

Time for another post about Fibromaygia for Awareness month.

Fibromyalgia is more than widespread pain

Primary symptoms

Primary symptoms are the areas used to diagnose someone with Fibromyalgia because they happen to a degree in all of us.

Chronic widespread pain

Yes, there is chronic widespread pain. It is often the symptom people think of. Yes, we have pain. All the time. And we can flare up with a lot more than our baseline pain as well. And there are more types of pain than people think. See Fibromyalgia Pains, which includes the tortuous burning of allodynia

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The fatigue can be as relentless as the pain. No napping will ever get rid of this intense exhaustion. You feel beaten down, lethargic, tired soon after we do things, and just no energy to spare when we want to do something.

Sleep dysfunction

With fibromyalgia, we have some major issues with the quality of sleep. Due to our brains, we do not get as much deep, restorative sleep, so when we wake up we do not feel refreshed. We are very prone to delayed onset insomnia, where we struggle just to get to sleep. As well as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.

Cognitive dysfunction

We have what is often referred to as Fibro Fog. It is intense brain fog that affects our memory, short-term memory, working memory, focus, and concentration. We can sometimes lose our train of thought. Forget the words to things. Or use the wrong word in a conversation.


We often get a lot of comorbid. From migraines to IBS. I gained hypothyroidism and peripheral neuropathy along with chronic migraines and IBS-D. And they compound the chronic pain and chronic illness of Fibromyalgia. Decreasing our quality of life.

Miscellaneous symptoms

Other than the primary categories I just listed we have a lot of other symptoms in the mix. I have sensitivities to chemicals and have to be careful about detergents and cleaning products. I can’t wear make-up or use perfume. I also have low blood pressure, get night sweats, and get palpitations… all symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

All this can be life-altering. I can’t work certain jobs that require a lot of standing, lifting, or repetitive movements. Repetitive movements and lifting aggravate the chest wall pain called Costochondritis to an insane degree. And standing for long periods causes immense pain and sometimes once I do sit down I can’t get back up, the pain in my knees causes them to collapse. So we are limited in that sense on what job we can take. But then is the fibro fog there to make any job complicated beyond measure.

It is variable. I can walk an hour one day, with pain, but not extreme pain. The next week I walk 15 minutes and it is extreme pain.

Every single thing we do hurts. Everything has a cost and a consequence to it.

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For More Information Related to Fibromyalgia Visit below sites:


Fibromyalgia Contact Us Directly

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Official Fibromyalgia Blogs

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Fibromyalgia Stores

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1 Comment

  1. stephan kelley

    I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your thoughtful and informative blog post on fibromyalgia. Your willingness to share your personal experiences with this condition helped me feel less alone in my own struggles. Additionally, your comprehensive overview of treatment options and coping strategies gave me hope for managing my symptoms more effectively. Thank you for being a beacon of support and understanding for the fibromyalgia community.

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