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Backaches and chronic headaches are symptoms many sufferers of fibromyalgia deal with on a daily basis. To make matters worse, certain environmental, emotional, and physical factors can trigger symptoms or exacerbate existing symptoms. Here are a few conditions which may worsen your fibromyalgia symptoms:


Patients experiencing fibromyalgia syndrome often complain of symptom flare-up when the weather or temperature changes and even when barometric pressure increases or decreases. Precipitation, fluctuations in hot or cold temperatures often lead to fatigue, irregular sleep patterns, headaches and increased muscle pain.

Smoking Habbits

If you have fibromyalgia and smoke, you may actually trigger fibromyalgia symptom flare ups and can even make the symptoms you are already experiencing worse than normal. This can be caused by the nicotine from your cigarette impairing the function of your muscles. When nicotine enters your blood stream, it can reduce the amount of oxygen circulating around your body. As a result, your muscles do not receive the appropriate oxygen supply and are unable to repair themselves, causing you pain. Nicotine has also been linked to muscle contractions, which could lead to sleep disorders, like restless leg syndrome.


Poor posture and fibromyalgia can impact your symptom frequency and severity. By walking differently and holding your body awkwardly fibromyalgia suffers attempt to reduce muscle and joint pain. This change in posture may actually be doing more harm than good for your symptoms and your spine. Compensating for body pain often throws the whole skeleton out of whack, increasing your muscle pain and fatigue.


Fibromyalgia is a debilitating illness which is associated with extreme fatigue, which can make the pain of the illness even harder to bear. It can also have a great impact on a person's ability to go to work, take care of their family, or even engage in simple daily tasks. Many that suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome find that chronic fatigue really impacts their lives in a negative way. Most disturbing is the fact that this fatigue never seems to get better, even with extended periods of rest and sleep.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Widespread Pain
TMJD Syndrome
Weight Gain
Vision Problems
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Morning Stiffness
Sleep Disorders
Urinary & Pelvic Problems
Cold Symptoms
Memory Impairment
Chronic Headaches
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
Menstrual Cycle
Breathing Trouble
Chest Symptoms
Muscle Twitches & Weakness
Aggravating Factors
Weather Changes