How many signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia (FMS) do you have? Possibly far more than you've ever guessed. Most FMS resources list the main ones: pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, anxiety, fibrofog. Some might also offer dizziness, muscle weakness and vision problems. But it's far more complex than that.
How many times have you wondered, "Is this 'just' fibromyalgia or something else?" when something new was happening with your health? I know it's always in my mind. In fact, I recently told my husband to remind me to check my symptoms list every time I thought something else was going on - it'd save me all that time in the urgent-care waiting room where they never update the magazines and my kids have long since grown bored with the toys.
To help you figure out what's FMS and what's "something else," I've put together what I call The Monster List of Fibromyalgia Symptoms. You might be surprised that some of those quirks you thought were just part of being you are actually part of this bizarre and complicated condition.