By: Dr Alex Robber
This is a matter about which I recently thought. The symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) are lots that are unpleasant. But what is the symptom that limits your life? What symptom stops you from taking part in life?
I think you can tell many people pain, the most common symptom of which is, of course, FM. Hard and uncontrolled pain can surely restrict your skills in working, playing or even caring for your own private requirements.
However, despite restrictions, pain may lead to other symptoms for some of you. Tiredness, for instance. The extreme fatigue of FM cannot be miserable, it drains almost every ounce of power and makes it hard to pull yourself out of bed.
In bed, it is a symptom that can limit your life if you cannot get refreshing sleep. Long nights of throwing and turning without being able to fall asleep or just fall asleep to make you feel like it was over an hour later, serve only to exacerbate your pain and exhaustion.
Or perhaps fiber-nebula is the most life-limiting symptom. Concentrated and translating numbers can cause cognitive issues like loss of the memory, particularly if you have a task that includes working with numbers or intensive focusing. I left work once because I worked with figures, and I couldn’t trust me to transpose the numbers accidentally. The company wasn’t fair, and I was a wreck nervous.
While the main signs of FM are pain, fatigue, sleep problems and cognitive issues, most of us have a variety of circumstances that are also comorbid, such as migraines, head-ache, irritable bowels, irregular bladder, thyroid issues, restlessness etc. Perhaps one of these overlapping conditions causes you the most problems.
My worst symptom of fibromyalgia
For me, my extreme intolerance to heat is the symptom that most limits my life. Many individuals with FM have an issue with cold tolerance and many have heat issues. But I can’t stand it is just the heat for me. When the air is cool and tight, I enjoy cold weather and feel my best.
For me, everything is awkward about 70 degrees. My skin will be very delicate and painful as the heat increases. I feel it’s a breathing effort, and my energy dries away rapidly. If I can’t find a way to refresh myself quite rapidly, the heat is glowing for a couple of days.
It is because it is hard to go anywhere in any time that I say therapeutic tolerance is my life-limiting symptom. The issue is evident in the summer. I cannot join them when all my kids and grandkids go to the beach together because it will be too warm. I must buy food either very early in the morning or very late in the evening, because in the middle of day I cannot stand up to go out. I’m quite hibernating in my house in the summer months, the air conditioner switched on.
While it’s easier to go out during the winter months, I still have a lot to go into the shops or visit with family and friends. Most individuals have more heat than I can tolerate.
Over the years, I have been able to find some way of gaining control over many of my FM symptoms, but heat intolerance is the only symptom that I have never been able to improve. I don’t even attempt to go to concerts or any big meeting because it is almost always too hot for myself. What about you? What is the worst symptom of your fibromyalgia? What is your life-limited symptom? Stay Healthizes!