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Signs of a "Fibro Flare" or an Approaching Flare
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Signs of a "Fibro Flare" or an Approaching Flare

A Fibromyalgia FLARE is a period of time when your Fibro symptoms are increased or out of control. It could last for less than an hour, or for months on end.

Flares happen if you are not on correct treatment, if you don't have your treatment adjusted at the moment, or you encounter something that throws your treatment off.

***Remember, ALWAYS consult with your doctor about your particular symptoms. This post is meant only as a resource- not as a diagnostic tool!***

Some Possible Signs of a Flare or an Approaching Flare:

• Your muscles may become unreliable, you may drop things.

• You may also notice muscle weakness such as when pouring liquids, turning a door knob, opening a can.

• It may be hard for you to judge the weight of objects. This can result in apparently throwing things around.

• Extremities may feel cold compared to the rest of the body.

• You may have hot or cold waves through your entire body.

• Your heart may palpitate.

• You become stiff.

• You hurt all over.

• Increase in skin blemishes.

• Sores in mouth or on tongue. Inflamed taste buds.

• It may become difficult to feed yourself without spilling food or a drink.

• Fibro Fog (inability to think clearly) may become worse.

• Depression due to the pain may worsen, as well as the pain itself.

• You may have trouble finding and saying words.

• Your judgment can be impaired.

• You become extremely fatigued.

• You want to lie down and sleep.

• You are less able to sleep.

• You may become depressed.

• You may procrastinate.

• You may become obsessive or compulsive.

• You get a headache.

• Urination becomes very frequent.

• You may become incontinent, especially with urinary stress incontinence.

• Your monthly cycle may be disrupted.

• Your cuticles become sore.

• You bruise easily.

• Bulged discs may cause more pain.

• Joints may pop and crackle, especially in your neck.

• You experience extreme pain from simple bumps.

• You may become withdrawn, or have a panic or anxiety attack.

• You may suddenly want to leave where you are.

• You may become nauseous.

• You become very irritated, sometimes over the least things.

• You suddenly begin to itch or have a burning sensation on your skin.

• You may feel dizzy when changing your posture. This could happen when you get up after laying down, or it could happen every time you move your head.

• Spatial disorientation, you can no longer tell where you are in relation to the world around you.

• Aphasia - you may not recognize faces or places.

• Your eyesight becomes dull. Your hearing may, as well.

• Your eyes may become dry or burn.

• You may have trouble seeing at night. Car lights may glare

• You may have trouble swallowing.

• You may bump into walls or trip over things.

• Perspiration may increase or decrease dramatically.

• You may start clenching your teeth (TMJ).

• You may have symptoms of bursitis.

• Sinus pressure.

• Post nasal drip.

• Hair loss.

• Depth perception may also be off (Vision).
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Does anyone else get that twitching before a flare up, or during? I do and it's so annoying!!
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