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Morning Symptoms & Fibromyalgia

A Certain Cluster is Really Common


Updated June 13, 2014

Morning Symptoms & Fibromyalgia

How did you feel this morning? If you have fibromyalgia, odds are you had a hard time waking up, didn't feel refreshed, and were stiff and achy. You may also have had puffy hands, feet and eyes. Right?

Every case of fibromyalgia is different, but one of the more consistent aspects is morning symptoms. They're even one of the things doctors look for (good ones, anyway) when considering a fibromyalgia diagnosis. However, sometimes even good doctors don't quite "get" this symptom -- I've been asked if I "feel worst" in the mornings, and no, actually, the worst of my fibro pain usually comes ripping through my abdomen in the evening. However, I'm stiffest and puffiest in the mornings, and those things do make me achy, on top of being cranky because of fatigue.

To find out what could be behind these symptoms, and to see what helps some of us, see:

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