Did you know that Fibromyalgia and swelling go together? At Fibro Treating they say that one of the most basic symptoms of fibromyalgia is swelling and inflammation. Due to this fibromyalgia swelling, it can sometimes be confused with arthritis. This is due to the fact that both fibromyalgia and arthritis affect the joints.
Individuals who have fibromyalgia typically experience more of a feeling that their joints are swelling rather than the joints actually swelling. Additionally, an individual who has fibromyalgia may actually experience what is known as a “creepy crawly” sensation on their bodies, which is very uncomfortable for them. Though it’s almost the same as with arthritis, the “swelling” of the joints that is part of fibromyalgia isn’t actually swelling at all, but a feeling of swelling.
The swelling of the hands and feet in those suffering from fibromyalgia actually resembles oedema, something I really thought I was suffering from while away recently. However, it subsided when I got home so I felt it must have been something else (heat etc) but after reading this article I now appreciate it could easily be from my Fibromyalgia.
Fibro Treating says that the amount of swelling and fibromyalgia is actually directly related to the amount of stress that the affected individual is currently undergoing. Swelling is one of the most common symptoms that an individual with fibromyalgia will experience. Both swelling and inflammation is one of the first things an individual will notice when there is a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This is what makes it so difficult to diagnose- the swelling takes on the appearance of arthritis. The swelling can actually occur at any time and almost anywhere on your body. It can last a short time or a long time.
Swelling related to fibromyalgia can disappear and appear without even a warning. It can last for a few hours, days, or weeks at a time. Sometimes, individuals will even report that their feet swell so large that they cannot wear their shoes. If you are experiencing this level of swelling, you must know that there are some things that you can do to counteract this.