I have anemia, and now I am showing some of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. My mother has fibromyalgia, and it was first diagnosed when she was around my current age.My question is, how may symptoms are in both?

Yes, fibromyalgia can be associated with anemia. Anemia is a blood disorder where in the healthy blood cell count in your blood stream decreases (in size, shape or number depending on the type). It can be caused due to iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, certain medications, chronic diseases or genetic disorders. The common symptoms of anemia include weakness, tiredness, fatigue, fainting feeling, dizziness, pale skin, feeling excessive cold, depression and loss of concentration. Fibromyalgia shares some common symptoms with anemia like loss of concentration, depression, dizziness and fatigue. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include widespread pain especially when some pressure is applied to a particular area of the body, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome, facial pain, headaches, painful menstrual periods, mood changes, chest pain, and high sensitivity to noise, touch, odors and bright lights. If you experience any of these symptoms then consult a specialist for exact diagnosis and treat the condition well.

answered by Dr S

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