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What Makes Fibromyalgia Worse?

Fibromyalgia patients are often sensitive to odors, loud noises, bright lights, some foods, and prescription medications.1 You may also experience:2,3,4

  • non-cardiac chest pain
  • acid reflux
  • irregular heart beat
  • palpitations
  • shortness of breath
  • numbness
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint
  • nasal congestion
  • painful periods
  • irritable bladder
  • interstitial cystitis
  • profuse sweating
  • muscle weakness
  • tingling sensations
  • chemical sensitivities
  • vulvodynia (vulvar pain)
  • difficulty focusing eyes
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • the feeling of swollen extremities
  • dry or burning eyes and mouth
  • trouble maintaining balance
Read more about these annoying symptoms, what researchers are learning about them, and treatment suggestions.

Aggravating Factors

Weather (especially cold climates and changes in barometric pressure), cold or drafty environments, hormonal fluctuations (premenstrual and menopausal states), poor quality sleep, stress, depression, anxiety, and over-exertion can all contribute to fibromyalgia symptom flare-ups.5,6


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