Diseases and Conditions

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia


Stiffness And/or Numbness

There are a variety of different neurological symptoms that fibromyalgia is associated with including tingling, burning, stiffness, or numbness in different parts of the body. Since these symptoms are similar to those that individuals with myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis experience it is often misdiagnosed as either of these two conditions. Since these symptoms tend to be exacerbated in the morning, it can make morning routines difficult. One reason for this is the fact that individuals fibromyalgia tend to have weaker arteries, which can lead to inadequate blood circulation throughout the body as well as both stiffness and numbness. This stiffness can also cause tingling burning sensations as stiffness of the muscles can cause undue pressure on nerves. Therefore, it is important to keep muscles warm by gently stretching and doing low-impact exercise. This also helps to relax muscles and increase mobility.