Fibromyalgia can be a weird disease. Your doctor may say that fatigue and pain are the only real symptoms of fibro, but you can not help wondering if your last unpleasant symptoms can be attributed to your disease. Here are some of the rare symptoms of fibromyalgia that you may experience.
Rare Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Non cardiac Chest pain
This is one of the scariest rare symptoms of fibromyalgia. Whenever you feel chest pain, it is normal that your first concern will be that you have a heart attack. Many people with fibro treat with chest pain due to non-cardiac causes, also called angina. If you encounter this, it will feel like a crush, squeezing the pressure in your chest. An attack of this symptom can be very scary and probably send you to an emergency room, to be told that you are well. However, people with fibromyalgia can have heart disease the same as anyone else can, and he is the number one killer of Americans. If you feel chest pain, have it checked,
Sensitivity to noise and light
If the next table of screaming little children in a restaurant seems to bother you more than others, it is likely a fibro symptom. Although most doctors will tell you that sensitivity to noise, especially acute or exceptionally loud noise, is not a symptom of fibromyalgia, people with enough fibro experience this issue that should not be considered rare. Many people with fibro are extremely sensitive to bright light.
Alcohol intolerance and the more intense side effects of drugs
You start to feel like you’ve had too much alcohol after just a glass or two of wine, while your friends can drink all night. Or you get all the possible bad side effects of medications, which leads your doctor to be wary of why the medications never seem to help you. This is actually not uncommon in people who have fibromyalgia, although no one knows why.
Difficulties with your senses
Many people with fibromyalgia feel like their vision is not quite right. You may have difficulty with night driving or you may lose the ability to distinguish the difference between colors. Some people are more sensitive to strong odors, which is not the same as being allergic to specific scents. Some fibro patients even lose their hearing.
Fibromyalgia patients often have problems with their skin. You may experience the sensation that your skin is crawling, itching, tingling, or burning, a symptom called paresthesia. Some people with fibro face acne well beyond adolescence. Other people with fibromyalgia have spotted skin that looks like spotted red spots.
Proliferation of tissues
Overgrowth of body tissues can affect you both internally and externally. In women, overgrowth of internal tissue leads to a painful condition called fibroids that cause benign tumors to develop in the uterus. The most common symptoms of fibroids include heavy bleeding and extremely painful periods. Fibroma can also cause pelvic pain. Other forms of tissue overgrowth include frequent ingrown hairs, adhesions and heavy, splitting cuticles. For unknown reasons, overgrowth of tissue may be more common in people with fibromyalgia.
Because the medical community still does not have a great understanding of fibromyalgia, it is quite possible that the rare fibromyalgia symptoms your doctor may indeed be rejection of, a part of your illness. Whatever the cause of your symptoms, it is important to be open with your doctor and committed to taking care of yourself.