Is this common for fibromyalgia?

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   Posted 9/20/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I keep having hot/cold spells, nausea that knocks out my appetite for days, fatigue, muscle pains that come and go, anxiety and feeling spaced out.
Sound familiar?

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   Posted 9/21/2009 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
For me at least I can say all but the nausea.

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   Posted 9/21/2009 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
yup your right on. at least for me thats my most common complaints, gets depressing when your trying to figure out what will taste the same going up or down lol. Though i could be worse i think.

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   Posted 9/21/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. I have all of those symtoms frqeuently. It drives me nuts, especially the nausea. Don't worry your normal (At least for some one who has fibro). :)

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   Posted 9/21/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes me too.... the hot cold thing drives me nuts.. my skin will be cold to the touch.. but I'm dripping with sweat. now tell me that makes any since at all.... ????
and  yes Nausea from the pain I think... because since I started my new longer lasting pain Med. Patch.. I don't have as mush of the nausea .. makes you say Hmmm... Yep . it sure does..
Fibro is just so crazy with all its symptoms and Dfferent typs of pain.. its so hard to describe
sorry that you are having to go though this ..
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   Posted 9/21/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't get hot spells, but I know I am starting in for a bad time of things when I get cold and can't warm up, no matter how many layers I pile on. I also get the rest of your list.

Have you checked out the fibro 101 thread at the top of the page? There is a list of symptoms in there. Fibro mimics a lot of other illnesses, so it is a dx of elemination.

Good luck finidng answers, and welcome!
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   Posted 9/21/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Those are my common complaints. I have the Nasuea issue alot too I loose a lot of weight from fibro my weight is all over the place. I typically a freze baby so it is weird for me to get the sudden onset of hotness lol but it happens to me. Especially when I get nausous.
Pain is temporary.  It might last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year but eventually it subsides and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
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   Posted 9/21/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
could be someting else...lots of things can masquerade as fibro, including serious stuff like cancer. have u been diagnosed by a doc?
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   Posted 9/21/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Jazzmynn, and welcome!  These can be symptoms of fibro.  I have had all of them.  When I get nausea, I will eat a little something and it does go away for  me.  I think because of the pain, many don't even think about when they ate last!  But I try to have a little something several times a day.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum.  There is a lot of info about fibromyalgia in there, including a list of symptoms.  If you think this might be what is going on, be sure to see your doctor.  Many of the symptoms of fibro are also symptoms of other illnesses.  Your doctor will run tests to rule out the other illnesses before a diagnosis of fibro is given.  There is a link in Fibro 101 called What Else Could It Be.  You will see what I mean.  I did google your symptoms just to see if they fit any cancers, and I sure couldn't find that.  So, I wouldn't worry about that.  These are typical symptoms for things like fibro, lupus, Lyme, etc.  You will see that in that link.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  This is a wonderful forum with wonderful members that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too.  Read back posts and ask questions.  We are here to help you.  Hope to hear more from you soon.

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   Posted 9/21/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to get nauseous at work the last couple of years and figured it was from the dr meds. I used to have
a couple of graham crackers which helped. I'm off the meds now and no more sick stomach.
 I chill more than I used to but how much of that is from 110 in the dishroom and much cooler outside. 
How much of the hot/cold stuff is from menopause?

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   Posted 9/21/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jazzmynn,
You might take a look at your meds too. Sometimes we take so many meds they cause a lot of side effects we don't even realize are side effects. Fibro is so unpredictable. I have those symptoms a lot too, but also going through menapause, so it's a double whammy! My GP did warn me though not to always chalk new symptoms up to what you have, It's best to mention all the new things to your doc. Take care and good luck!

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   Posted 9/26/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
All, but the nausea. When it started, it was coming out the opposite end. Cold sweats very common.
I'm having my first cold since getting Fibro. I can't believe how knocked out I am. This is SO not like me.
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   Posted 9/27/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jazzmynn and welcome. I also have all the symptoms you listed. Most of us go through a process of elimination before we get a dx of fibro. Please don't stress over what it could be, if you have fibro stress only makes it worse. I was lucky and totally in the dark and didn't know my doc was checking for lupus and the other things it could be. Ignorance is bliss. smilewinkgrin
I am 59 and according to hormone test post-menopausal. My doc says the hot flashes are from the hypothalamus. I'm surprised the thermostat hasn't had to be replaced as much as it is used. I can go from being covered with a blanket and freezing to sweating in 30 seconds.
I hope you get some answers soon Jazzmynn.
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   Posted 9/27/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   


Whoop-d-doo!  I'm a part of this gang too.  I will go with Mamanan,  in that I know I'm in for a flare when I get so cold I can't warm up no matter how many layers I have on me.  I get all the other symptoms too except the  nausea only comes once in a while.  A little something to eat seems to help that.  Sorry you are going through this stuff.  And welcome to the group--there are really caring people here.


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   Posted 9/30/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom has fibro and I've seen her experience these symptoms. Sadly over the past few years she seems permanently wiped out but she's such a hard worker, all she ever wants to do is jump right back on the horse. Is there anything you all can recommend for her? Any kind of vitamin, supplement? She also has high BP and the meds she takes to control that make her stomach upset and make her a little spaced out. I truly worry about her, but like a lot of you have said about yourselves, she's used to it.

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