Other Symptoms

People who have fibromyalgia are vulnerable to a host of medical conditions. We've described some of the more common, but they are by no means the only ones. In addition, you may experience some other symptoms:

  • Dry eyes and mouth

  • Numbness or tingling

  • Chronic yeast infections

  • Sensitive skin and rashes

  • Anxiety

Not everyone will experience all these symptoms. Some people may experience only the pain and fatigue, while others may be hit with several at once. Other people may not have these symptoms now but may develop them years later.

No matter what the signs or symptoms, you should always discuss them with your doctor. It's important to rule out other, possibly serious conditions that could cause these symptoms. Fibromyalgia patients get sick just as other people do who don't have FMS. And many other illnesses can cause symptoms that overlap with FMS. Any time you develop a new condition or symptom, resist the temptation to just write it off as fibro. See your doctor and get checked out.

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