The lengthy Lyme, er, I mean Fibro symptoms list
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Author:  Cog1st [ Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:27 pm ]
Post subject:  The lengthy Lyme, er, I mean Fibro symptoms list

Do ya think fibro is lyme?

The guides to FMS at have put together a rather exhaustive list of FMS symptoms (AKA LYME DISEASE)

Here is their list:

General Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Delayed reactions to physical exertion or stressful events
* Other family members with fibromyalgia (genetic predisposition)
* Sweats
* Unexplained weight gain or loss
* Cravings for carbohydrate and chocolate
* Headaches & migraines

Muscle & Tissue-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Morning stiffness
* Muscle twitches
* Diffuse swelling
* Fibrocystic (lumpy, tender) breasts (as an overlapping condition)

Sinus & Allergy-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Allergies
* Post nasal drip
* Runny nose
* Mold & yeast sensitivity
* Shortness of breath
* Earaches & itchy ears
* Ringing ears (tinitis)
* Thick secretions

Sleep-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep
* Fatigue
* Sleep starts (falling sensations)
* Twitchy muscles at night
* Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Reproductive Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Menstrual problems
* PMS (as an overlapping condition)
* Loss of libido
* Impotence

Abdominal & Excretory Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Bloating & nausea
* Abdominal cramps
* Pelvic pain
* Irritable bowel syndrome (as an overlapping condition)
* Urinary frequency

Cognitive (fibrofog) Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Difficulty speaking known words
* Directional disorientation
* Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors
* Short-term memory impairment
* Confusion
* Trouble concentrating
* Staring into space before brain “kicks in”
* Inability to recognize familiar surroundings

Sensory Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Sensitivity to odors
* Sensitivity to pressure changes, temperature & humidity
* Sensitivity to light
* Night driving difficulty
* Sensory overload
* Paresthesias in the upper limbs(tingling or burning sensations)

Emotional Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Panic attacks
* Depression (as an overlapping condition)
* Tendency to cry easily
* Free-floating anxiety (not associated with situation or object)
* Mood swings
* Unaccountable irritability

Heart-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Mitral valve prolapse (as an overlapping condition)
* Rapid, fluttery, irregular heartbeat
* Pain that mimics heart attack, frequently from costochondritis (as an overlapping condition)

Skin, Hair & Nail-Related Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Pronounced nail ridges
* Nails that curve under
* Mottled skin
* Bruising or scaring easily
* Hair loss (temporary)
* Tissue overgrowth (non-cancerous tumors, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting cuticles, adhesions)

Miscellaneous Fibromyalgia Symptoms

* Hemorrhoids
* Nose bleeds

Author:  Amyloo [ Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The lengthy Lyme, er, I mean Fibro symptoms list

Give me a break. :[

Author:  Cog1st [ Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The lengthy Lyme, er, I mean Fibro symptoms list

I wish I could! One missing from the list is what they call "fibro-fog".

Here is another list - shorter - but look familiar?

Widespread Pain
Morning Stiffness
Vision Problems
Sleep Disorders
Urinary and Pelvic Problems Weight Gain
Chronic Headaches
Cold Symptoms
Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity Syndromes "Fibrofog": Cognitive
or Memory Impairment
Skin Complaints
Chest Symptoms
Dysmenorrhea Aggravating Factors
Myofascial Pain
Syndrome Muscle Twitches
Memory Loss
Weather Changes
Menstrual Cycle Troubles
Breathing problems


Author:  krissy [ Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:26 pm ]
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ok so wait while i was reading ALL these symptoms I was trying to figure out which ones I DON'T HAVE!!!!!!!

I got an e-mail last week from the Fibro website that said:

"Is it Fibro or something else" I was like ya it's something else, It's LYME DISEASE u morons.

Get this I was at the book store earlier this week and went the the Disease's section to find a book on Epilepsy (my son has this)
They had 1 Book on this 1 Book on Lyme Disease and like 20 on FIBRO...............R U SERIOUS.

I guess it's the Disease Da Ju.........Whatever......People Wake Up.

Author:  Cog1st [ Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:40 pm ]
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I found a flier about Fibro that I have had forever - since 1990 probably. It read in small letters on the back of the flier "Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by a virus or bacterial infection" - here it is 20 years later and they still don't know????????????? COME ON!

Also, ALL diseases such as MS, Parkinsons, ALS, RSD and more are ALL thought to be caused by a virus or bacteria! Are doctor's really this stupid?


Author:  Amyloo [ Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:26 pm ]
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The only thing I can think of is that if there is a virus or bacteria, there may be people that are cured. If not, ongoing treatment, meds, appointments, etc. keeps the medical world going around.

Too cynical? :|

Hey Dana, who put out that flyer you have?

Author:  istherehope [ Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:27 am ]
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good point... "fibro" would be cured, but big pharma is making too much money off of it! I just can't believe it's so hard to get those "fibro" folks to realize that it's something else. I caught a few of them and said "look just check into this, there is a chance you could get better and not have to live like this" some were accepting, were testing and of course found out they had lyme...and guess what, they are better now...hmmmm

Author:  Cog1st [ Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The lengthy Lyme, er, I mean Fibro symptoms list

Amy - I'd have to find it again, I came across it a couple years ago. I think it is buried in a box in my closet now. It was a blue and white flier I picked up at a doctor's office years ago, when fibro was not accepted as a real disorder. NO, I don't think you are too cynical..truthful is more like it.

Jaime - I saw a post at a Lyme forum the other day that read "Could my fibro be lyme?" She went on to say that she had found out Lyme symptoms were similar and wondered if that could really be her ailment! Wow! You don't see that ever. I hope she gets tested. The answers were "scattered" at best and not very helpful coming from a group of lymies you think they'd give her a complete rundown. One person mentioned Igenex...I hope that is enough for her to pursue it.

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