Fibromyalgia Symptoms????

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   Posted 4/15/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been hearing many having tingling in their hands and feet, being really tired, blurry vision, etc.  Yes, these are symptoms of fibromyalgia but they are also symptoms of diabetes.  I got thinking about this last night and felt I would post this.
I know that many of us are struggling with our weight, too.  Excess weight can trigger Type II diabetes (adult onset).  I have always struggled with my weight and there are several diabetics in my family.  I was always on the lookout for it.  But, I still didn't know I had it until I went to the doctor for a bladder infection and was spilling sugar in the urine!  I had no idea it was diabetes causing some of the problems I had.  I had already been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thought these symptoms were from that.  That is easy to do because of all the weird things with fibro.
Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I know that when my blood sugar is low, my hands and feet will tingle and, if it is too high, I get very tired. 
If you haven't been checked for diabetes, it might be a good rule it out like you had lupus, MS, etc. ruled out.  It can cause a lot of problems if left untreated.
Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic with some of the symptoms of diabetes.  You will see several things that some on this forum have mentioned.

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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Good post Sherrine-

It is a nice reminder to make sure and get tested for diabetes also! They tested me for diabetes and I don't have it, but I get the tingling/numbness in my hands and feet.


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   Posted 4/16/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree this is a good point, Sherrine. I, too, am overweight and know about the dangers of Type 2 in people with extra weight. It's something I've worried about especially since as you said the symptoms can be so similar to fibro, but I was just tested and I don't have it. Definitely something worth getting checked regularly, though!
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   Posted 4/16/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been tested as dad has diabetes and all of my grand parents had it, so I am tested all the time.  I don't have it.  As a matter of fact that was my very first fibro symptom...the burning feet.  So I was tested for all that before I finally got to fibro.
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   Posted 4/16/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to have glucose intolerence. Also called type II diabetes. It came on when I was under a lot of stress. And I wasn't over weight at that time, I was way under weight. So stress is a big culprit of diabetes also. And we know that it effects the fibromyalgia. So not only should we watch what we eat, we need to keep stress to a minimum.

Great post Sherrine, I am so happy that you brought this up.

Have a great day everybody,

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   Posted 4/17/2009 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I just completed writing a chapter on exercise and diabetes last month. This is a great post.

One of the best ways to prevent the disease is to exercise, hard.

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