According to Laura, the three symptoms of fibromyalgia that are rarely mentioned online are throat problems, blocked nostrils, and panic attacks. Have you noticed any of these symptoms since you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia? If it is, you are not the only one. Let us take a closer look at these three symptoms:
Sore throat and fibromyalgia
Have you noticed problems with the throat – from suffering from fibromyalgia? One of the most common problems in patients with fibromyalgia who have throat problems is difficulty swallowing, suffocation, hoarse voice or a sore throat.
As Laura explains, you may feel that the throat muscles are incredibly weak – doing even simple activities such as eating or talking, difficult and painful.
The problems of fibromyalgia fate
The breast is another area where problems seem to arise from fibromyalgia patients. Chronic problems such as blocked nasal passages, sinus nasal congestion, runny nose and post-nasal drip appear to be a common complaint for many of them with fibromyalgia. Of course, post nose drop also worsens the throat – leading to more throat problems.
Anxiety / panic attacks
fibromyalgia panic attack
Finally, there is the issue of panic attacks. According to WebMD, panic attacks and panic disorders differ from normal responses to anxiety and anxiety in stressful situations. They occur suddenly, without warning or reason – and cause anxiety, nervousness, sweating, heart palpitations, shaking and more.
Depression, which is common in patients with chronic pain, is often associated with panic attacks.
Depending on who your doctor is and what your experience with fibromyalgia patients has been, it is possible to get a varied response when it comes to dealing with these symptoms and their association with fibromyalgia. Some will say they are completely unrelated – while others, especially those with previous experiences who help people with fibromyalgia, will recognize the connection (even if they cannot explain how or why they are connected).
Which of these 3 symptoms have you experienced since you suffer from fibromyalgia? What other rare or never talked about symptoms have you experienced? Join the conversation on our Facebook page to share your experiences with these and other symptoms.