What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

Chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness, weakness in the limbs, and leg cramps
Moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy
Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep
Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long
Difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks (“fibro fog”)
Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome)
Tension or migraine headaches
Jaw and facial tenderness
Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold
Feeling anxious or depressed
Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet
Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder)
Reduced tolerance for exercise and muscle pain after exercise
A feeling of swelling (without actual swelling) in the hands and feet
Painful menstrual periods
Dizziness
Fibromyalgia symptoms may intensify depending on the time of day — morning, late afternoon, and evening tend to be the worst times, while 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tends to be the best time. Symptoms may also get worse with fatigue, tension, inactivity, changes in the weather, cold or drafty conditions, overexertion, hormonal fluctuations (such as just before your period or during menopause), stress, depression, or other emotional factors.

If the condition is not diagnosed and treated early, symptoms can go on indefinitely, or they may disappear for months and then recur.

http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia-what-you-need-to-know-10/symptoms?ecd=wnl_fib_032911

That actually sums Fibro up pretty well.

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THIS SOUNDS LIKE MY LIFE. It’s interesting how much overlap there is among autoimmune illnesses. A lot of these are similar to Hashimoto’s/hypothyroidism symptoms. Though a couple of docs I have stumped have said that I probably have some indeterminate autoimmune condition in addition to Hashi’s, and I have given up on finding answers for the time being. Autoimmune diseases are such a happy, close-knit family. 

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