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Six Weird Signs of Fibromyalgia

Heightened Sensitivity to Smell

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This symptom of fibromyalgia is not far removed from the condition of allodynia because it is wrought and processed through the brain in a similar fashion.

At any given moment, there is what can be considered an overwhelming amount of sensory input received—sounds, smells and sights—that all require energy in order to separate, categorize and process in the brain.

When the brain encounters difficulty trying to sort through all the information at once, the input is reflected in heightened sensitivity responses.

Fibromyalgia treatments tend to be whole-body oriented in nature. Sometimes medication that is usually prescribed for the prevention of seizures can be used to counter these elevated sensitivities.

 

7 Comments

  1. Could you please email the report. I have had fibro for more than 20yrs. Just getting worse. Have been denied by Disability. I want to appeal. Can’t do much anymore. Thank you.

  2. Could you send me this report to my email I’ve been fighting with my small town dr for years to help me and I’m finally to the point that sometimes it hurts to even get outta bed

  3. Was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia over 25 years ago. But has slowly gotten worse. Was prescribe Amitriptyline at night. Did and does help some, for sleep. At times I can’t even go outside I hurt so bad. Muscle spasms in legs, back, neck, well pretty much all over. No need to complain, because they don’t know what I’m talking about. Sometimes feels like I’m burning all over.

  4. 10 years now suffering can’t walk at times loud sounds smells make me ill eye pain lumps in my skin sensitivity in nails and hair pain after working out fatigue chest pain jaw pain swallowing pain can’t sleep. Moody depression weight gain lost sex drive polish will not stay on my nails. IBS .. endometriosis pricking pain all over my body neck back knees elbow finger wrists pain ankle pain feet pain difficulty standing or seating headaches intestines problems spasms in anal vaginal shoulders lock up calves lock up