From webmd:Common symptoms of fibromyalgia -- also known as fibromyalgia syndrome or FMS -- may include:
Pain - yup
Anxiety - oh yes
Concentration and memory problems -- known as "fibro fog" – the worst!
Depression - yes
Fatigue – oh so much
Headaches - sometimes
Irritable bowel syndrome - maybe
Morning stiffness – oh yes!
Painful menstrual cramps – getting worse by the month
Sleep problems - yes
Numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs - yes
Tender points – ouch!
Urinary symptoms, such as pain or frequency – no
After reading that I was sure the Dr. was right. THIS is what my problem was. There are more extensive lists out there which only confirmed for me what was going on.
Here is a long list at healingwell.com.
Take this Quiz to help you determine if this syndrome could fit you.
Just seeing lists like this helped me. I wasn’t crazy, this was actually happening to me! Then came the next step. What do I do about it?