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Fibromyalgia and Panic/Anxiety Attack Symptoms Without the Panic/Anxiety

I'm a 34 year old female. I've suffered from fibromyalgia my whole life. So although I've only had the official diagnosis for nearly 3 years, I'm very much in tune with my symptoms. They've been a part of me since childhood.

But something new is occurring that I've never experienced. Usually overdoing it and pushing my limits will result in a fibro flare. No surprise. Lately though, it's been triggering panic/anxiety attack symptoms without the panic/anxiety. I've had 2 official panic attacks in my life. They are terrible physically, mentally and emotionally.

What I'm now experiencing are the same physical symptoms of an attack, but mentally and emotionally I'm fine. They follow the usual symptoms after I've done too much. I'm exhausted, I have little pain, mostly muscle twitching in my thighs but know I must rest. When suddenly I get so hot and I just start to sweat all over my body. Then the tingling of the hands. Then, in my case, my hands lock as if they are cramping, but I have no pain, just the horrible tingling. Then the hyperventilating. But just when I'm expecting the panic to build and rise, nothing happens. Oh, I actually feel fine. Yet I'm frozen, similar to my other experiences.

My most recent occurrence happened almost an hour ago. My husband and I were watching AFV. So my hands are locked, tingling like mad, I'm frozen, sweating, I feel like I'm having trouble breathing. But I'm still laughing at the program because I feel fine. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Then it's over.

Has anyone else experienced this before? Is there a connection between fibromyalgia and anxiety attacks?

#fibr #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia #PanicAttack

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Fibro Migraines

Strange occurrence, I started a multivitamin and got migraines. I stopped them and the migraine faded over days. anyone else experience this?
The migraines have changed over time. I used to get facial migraines which mimicked sinus infections and I would smell smoke. now they are more “classic” symptom migraines.
I really hate this fibro. #fibr #Fibromyaliga #Migraine #earpain