What Are The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

  1. Fatigue
  2. Trouble sleeping
  3. Muscle pain
  4. Jaw pain
  Your body is a complicated vessel that requires the different tissues and organs contained in it to function well. Listening to the needs of your body is easier said than done, especially since it’s becoming more and more difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You might not be aware of it, but the excessive exhaustion you feel may already be due to something potentially serious, like fibromyalgia. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be challenging to determine in the beginning, but as long as you make yourself aware of these symptoms, you’ll know the most effective treatments for it. Simply put, fibromyalgia is a condition wherein the sufferer experiences a widespread form of musculoskeletal pain. Continue reading to learn more!  


A businessman experiencing fatigue Exhaustion is a normal sensation, especially if you’ve been physically working for long hours during the day. However, if you find yourself constantly fatigued without any clear reason for it, then you may want to get yourself checked up to determine if you have fibromyalgia. Fatigue is highly debilitating and can prevent you from performing even basic tasks such as standing up or walking around the house. In managing fatigue due to fibromyalgia, it’s important to identify the possible triggers of this condition. Poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and irregular sleeping habits are some of the possible causes of fibro-fatigue. Ease this symptom by eating whole foods such as meat, vegetables, and fruits. Couple this with a good night’s sleep and even stretching exercises for the best results.  

Trouble Sleeping

A woman having trouble sleeping at night Fibromyalgia also affects the quality of your sleep. You may find yourself constantly restless in the evening and unable to complete a full eight hours. With exhaustion, experiencing difficulty in sleeping may be confounding to you. But you don’t have to feel helpless because you can practice effective techniques to get adequate rest. Sticking to a consistent sleep schedule is one way of helping yourself get more hours of sleep during the evening. You may even space out your naps during the day into 15-minute sessions to help you feel more well-rested. Just make sure you’re freeing yourself from distractions such as televisions, loud music, and electronic devices.  

Muscle Pain

A man having muscle pain As mentioned before, fibromyalgia expresses itself in widespread musculoskeletal discomfort. Because of a disjunction between the nerves and your body’s nervous system, you may begin to feel some muscle pain and tenderness throughout your body. Fortunately, you can subject yourself to low-impact chiropractic adjustments to help relieve this symptom. Specialists will be able to make proper adjustments to your spine, which allows for better functioning of your nervous system. Chiropractors are also helpful in providing useful advice on lifestyle changes that you’d benefit from to relieve this symptom.  

Jaw Pain

A man with jaw pain Sometimes, fibromyalgia creates painful sensations in the jaw area. This condition may inflame pre-existing conditions in your facial area, such as Temporomandibular joint disorders. This pain may not necessarily go away because fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, which is why it’s your best bet to make a trip to your trusted chiropractor to help ease this symptom for you. Chiropractors are able to employ techniques that improve the motion in your jaw area. These movements are able to ease the tension you feel while chewing or while doing simple facial movements such as yawning. The constant care resulting from continued visits to your chiropractor provides the sufferer with an ongoing form of relief which they may not be able to get with ineffective home remedies.  

Key Takeaway

Exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, and jaw pain are just some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia that you should watch out for. This condition can be debilitating as it may prevent you from completing basic functions in your everyday life. While there are many other symptoms you should watch out for, the simple guide above presents you with some of the most common ones. It also explains how you can alleviate some of this through simple lifestyle changes - or even with the help of a chiropractor.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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