Overlapping Conditions of Fibromyalgia

Many people who have Fibromyalgia may also have:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Impaired memory and concentration
  • Skin sensitivities and rashes
  • Dry eyes and mouth (Sjögren’s syndrome)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Neurological symptoms
  • Impaired coordination
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

An epidemiology study consisting of an internet-based survey of 2,596 people with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) reported that the most frequently cited factors perceived to worsen fibromyalgia symptoms were:

Emotional distress 83%
Weather changes 80%
Sleeping problems 79%
Strenuous activity 70%
Mental stress 68%
Worrying 60%
Car travel 57%
Family conflicts 52%
Physical injuries 50%
Physical inactivity 50%

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