Some fibromyalgia symptoms, such as difficulty thinking and remembering, headaches, light/noise sensitivity, IBS
, stiffness upon rising in the morning, urinary issues, numbing/tingling in extremities, and sleep problems can all overlap with other conditions. I was surprised to learn that there are a few serious conditions that can have the same symptoms as fibromyalgia.
Below is a list of several conditions that have shared symptoms with fibromyalgia:
This is when your thyroid doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone, causing your metabolism to become sluggish. Based on information from the Mayo Clinic
, some of the symptoms experienced with hypothyroidism are weight gain or loss; coarse, dry hair and dry skin; hair loss; sensitivity to the cold; memory loss; and decreased libido.
If your breathing is disrupted during your sleep, you could have sleep apnea. A sleep study would need to be done to determine a definite diagnosis. Those who are at greater
risk are men, people who are overweight, and people over the age of 40. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke.