Symptoms

FMS is a multi-factorial condition. There are a myriad of symptoms that we face and each symptom will respond differently to the things you try.

Here I have listed some of the symptoms. You may have a few, you may have all of them. If you have concerns or develop any new symptoms, it is important to see your GP to ensure there are no other causes.

Musculo-skeletal
Widespread muscle pain
Myofascial tenderness (Tender points)
Joint and bone pain
Muscle cramps
Neck skull and shoulder pain
Slower / poor mobility
unsteadiness

Pain may feel like a general ache. Sometimes there may be a stabbing or shooting sensation. You may also feel it as a burning or pricking sensation. Pain is different for everyone and in FMS it can fluctuate in severity and can  be worse in certain areas of the body.

Gastro-intestinal
Nausea
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Abdominal cramps, twinges.
Food / alcohol /drug intolerance
Slow digestion and constipation or diarrhoea

skin
Burning
Numbness
Tingling
Itching
Sensitive to touch
Flushes
Paleness
feelings of swollen glands

Brain and head
Headaches and migraines
Fatigue
Insomnia
Non restorative sleep.
Poor cognition and concentration \'fibro fog\'
Depression
Anxiety
Sensitivity to light, sound and odour.
Feeling overwhelmed
dizziness and imbalance
postural dizziness
vertigo
veering whilst walking
falls when bending
staggering
maxillary sinus congestion

Eye
eye pain
tearing
blurred vision
double vision
inability to raise upper eye lids
poor light perception

Urinary tract and pelvis
Burning sensation when peeing
Frequency and urgency to pee
Recurrent water infection.
Loss of sensation to pee
Urine retention
Pelvic pain
Heavy painfull periods

Environment
Sensitivity to cold
Sensitivity to heat
Sensitivity to changes in weather
Slower responses