Health Tip: If You Have Fibromyalgia

By on April 30, 2010

Fibromyalgia is a disorder with no identified cause that results in fatigue and widespread pain. As many as 90 percent of people who are diagnosed with the disorder are women.

The National Women’s Health Information Center offers this list of typical symptoms:

  • Pain in the muscles and joints, and joint stiffness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Insomnia.
  • Headache.
  • Pain in the jaw.
  • Feelings of nervousness or depression.
  • A tingly sensation in the feet and hands.
  • Cramps in the legs.
  • Difficulty remembering and thinking.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Painful menstrual cramps.
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ache, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or abdominal cramps.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Pain during urination, or having to urinate often.

Source: HealthDay

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