Every now and then a new and more inclusive list of fibromyalgia symptoms comes out, this one has a bit more of the weather influences and actually discusses eyes and ears. This will probably be the basis for the new list I use for updates, which I should do more often.

  • Abdominal cramps/colic
  • Aching jaws, especially when chewing gum
  • Anal/genital/perineal pain
  • Appendicitis-like pains
  • Balance problems/staggering gait
  • Bloating/nausea/abdominal cramps
  • Bruise/scar easily
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Buckling knee
  • Carbohydrate/chocolate cravings
  • Carpal tunnel-like pain in wrist (watchband area)
  • Chronic cold symptoms (sore throat, stuffiness, nasal drip, swollen glands)
  • Confusional states
  • Delayed reactions to “overdoing it”
  • Depression
  • Difficulty speaking known words
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Diffuse swelling
  • Directional disorientation
  • Dizziness when field of view moves
  • Double/blurry/changing vision
  • Drooling in sleep
  • Dropping things
  • Dry cough
  • Earaches/ringing of ears/itching ears
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Family clustering (other members of the family have FMS)
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling continued movement in car after stopping
  • Feeling tilted when cornering in car
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • First steps in the morning feel as if walking on nails
  • Free-floating anxiety
  • Fugue states (staring into space before brain can function)
  • Groin pain
  • Growing pains in children and youth
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Heel pain
  • Hypersensitive nipples/breast pain
  • Impotence
  • Inability to enter deep sleep; unrefreshing sleep
  • Inability to recognize familiar surroundings
  • Irritable bladder syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lax, pendulous abdomen
  • Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors
  • Loss of libido (Loss of sex drive)
  • Low back pain
  • Menstrual problems and/or pelvic pain
  • Mitral valve prolapseMold/yeast sensitivity
  • Mood swings
  • Morning stiffness
  • Mottled skin
  • Muscle twitching (even in large muscles or muscle groups)
  • Myoclonus (muscle movements and jerks at night)
  • Nail ridges and/or nails that curve under
  • Night driving difficulty
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Painful intercourse
  • Painful weak grip that may let go
  • Panic attacks
  • PMS (Pre-menstrual Syndrome)
  • Pressure of eyeglasses or headbands is painful
  • Problems going up or down stairs
  • Problems holding arms up (as when folding sheets)
  • Rapid/fluttery/irregular heartbeat/heart attack-like pain
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sensitivity to cold/heat
  • Sensitivity to humidity
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to odors
  • Sensitivity to pressure
  • Sensitivity to weather changes
  • Sensitivity to wind
  • Sensory overload
  • Shin splint-type pain
  • Shortness of breath; sucking air during exercise
  • Short-term memory impairment
  • Some stripes and checks cause dizziness
  • Sore spot on top of head
  • Stiff neck
  • Stress incontinence
  • Sweats
  • Tearing/reddening of eye
  • Tendency to cry easily
  • Thick secretions
  • Thumb pain and tingling numbness
  • Tight Achilles tendons
  • Tight hamstrings
  • Tissue overgrowth (fibroids, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, adhesions)
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Unaccountable irritability
  • Unexplained toothaches; shooting pains in gums and teeth
  • Upper/lower leg cramps
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urine retention
  • Visual and audio effects/falling sensations before sleep (called “sleep starts”)
  • Visual perception problems
  • Weak ankles
  • Weight gain or loss

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I was born in the Midwest and grew up in Iowa, Missouri and Texas. I guess you could say I had an eventful childhood, at least it was a helluva lotta fun! I enlisted in the Air Force in 1984 and retired in 2007. I saw a whole bunch of the world and racked up a lot of experiences in the process. Now I'm retired and enjoying life to the fullest!