Individuals suffering from fibromyalgia know what pain is. They not only know what fibromyalgia pain feels like but they understand it
and know what symptoms to look out for when a fibro-flare is imminent.
It’s not at all surprising when a fellow fibromyalgia suffer is going
through the exact same symptoms you’re going through, right? Things like
sore muscles of the neck and back are far too common. Fibrofog? Forget
about it. Sensitivity to pain? Of course. All fibro-sufferers can attest
to these symptoms. Oddly enough though, there are some who have said
they have some symptoms that are quite different. Do you share any of
these top 3 uncommon fibromyalgia symptoms others suffer from?
Sensitivity to fragrance.
One of the more uncommon symptoms of fibromyalgia is an increased
sensitivity to fragrance. We all are off-put by the guy at the gym that
smells like he bathed in Axe body spray or the lady at the
restaurant that smells like she dumped an entire store of Bath &
Body Works all over herself. Now imagine every odor is that amplified to
you. Sucks, right? That is what this would be like. Every delightful
(or horribly unpleasant) odor to you is now amplified by 10. So how does
that work? Well, it has to do with something medically dubbed as
“allodynia” or quite simply, you feel pain when you normally wouldn’t —
or everything that touches you hurts. This medical term also
incorporates your other senses: hearing, sight, feeling and smell,
although it typically affects vision and feeling.
Another uncommon symptom affecting fibromyalgia sufferers is lipomas pain. Lipomas are fatty benign tumors that can occur in various parts of the body but aren’t in direct association with fibromyalgia. There is one issue with this: many people currently have lipomas and aren’t aware. You and I may even have one. Lipomas, unfortunately, affect fibromyalgia suffers in a big way though. Since fibro-sufferers are affected by allodynia, these fatty deposits can be extremely painful. Lipomas commonly grow on the neck, back, and shoulders. This makes sleeping and sitting extremely painful for fibromyalgia sufferers. What’s worse is that lipomas can also grow into the nerves in the surrounding tissues, making things even more painful. If you happen to feel a growth start forming on your body, be sure to let your doctor know.
A big issue that fibromyalgia sufferers have is constant pain. What’s
worse than constant pain? Constant pain and excessive sweating, even
when you’re not hot. Hyperhidrosis, in layman’s terms, is excessive
sweating. This is caused by a deficiency in the autonomic nervous
system, more specifically the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is
responsible for controlling various body functions which includes — you
guessed it — sweating. Hyperhidrosis is so severe in some fibromyalgia
cases that people actually think they have a major fever. If you think
you’re suffering from hyperhidrosis or even a fever please contact your