The Slam Dunk Seven Symptoms of Fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia comes with so many symptoms and coexisting conditions it is difficult to know if you are suffering from issues directly related to fibromyalgia or a different illness. There are a few common symptoms of fibromyalgia that you can count on being by your side once you are diagnosed. Maybe not all, but here are The Slam Dunk Seven Symptoms;

  1. Pain.
  2. Fibro Flares.
  3. Fibro Fog.
  4. Depression.
  5. Headaches.
  6. Sensory Sensitivity.
  7. Digestive issues.

These seven are the slam dunk symptoms of what accompanies fibromyalgia. Let us be clear about these when we are asked about our disease. It get’s messy when someone asks you to tell them what fibromyalgia is and you start listing off other chronic conditions and coexisting symptoms with your fibromyalgia symptoms. If we want to get the message out about Fibromyalgia Syndrome, list your Slam Dunk Seven Symptoms.

When you are asked specifically about your fibromyalgia symptoms stay on topic. This not only clears up the confusion, but it also shows you are knowledgeable about your disease. This goes for all types of chronic diseases. It gets confusing when you rattle off restless leg symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, other pain symptoms, allergies, and all possible coexisting illnesses you have. These are no less important! These are illnesses you are battling right along with your fibromyalgia! When you are asked specifically about them that that is your invitation to spill more symptoms, as well as conditions.

We are continually researching and learning about our disease.  Things are changing as more attention is now being paid to this monster we call Fibromyalgia. What was once thought to be fiction is now fact. What was once called a “garbage can disease” is currently registered in the International Classification for Diseases Classification Manual with its very own diagnostic code, M79.9. Stay current! Knowledge is power and power affords us the ability to take charge of our fibromyalgia.

Live your best life!

IMG_0255~Kim

12 comments

  1. Knowledge definitely is power & it’s heartening that Fibromyalgia is becoming recognised in the medical world as well as becoming more appreciated in the social world, too. It can be really hard (I think, anyway) to explain symptoms with fibro, in part because of cross-over points with other conditions, and also because when you live with it day in, day out, it all starts to become a mush of ‘I feel awful’, so it definitely helps to define these symptoms. Great post, Kim! x

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    1. It is incredibly hard to separate! My concern is that we treat all of our conditions. They all have an effect on us. Each condition deserves treatment specifically! AS we lump things together, we are not getting the individualized care we deserve. Thanks, Caz! xo

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  2. Yes.. I’ve definitely learned to make it short and to the point because otherwise people’s don’t know what I’m talking about. And if someone actually asks some questions then that’s awesome! But I then also try to answer short and sweet so they don’t get confused. But the slam dunk seven are definitely on point.

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