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Review: could Fibromyalgia cause Lightheadedness?

We study 17,181 people who have Fibromyalgia from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,539 have Lightheadedness (Dizziness). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (latest reports from 92,800 patients) is typically treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Neurontin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride.

Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint) (latest reports from 1,293,727 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 17,174 people who have fibromyalgia are studied. Among them, 1,537 (8.95%) have Lightheadedness. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,293,877 people who have Lightheadedness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lightheadedness in fibromyalgia reports

Gender of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Lightheadedness * :

FemaleMale
Lightheadedness92.37%7.63%

Age of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Lightheadedness * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lightheadedness0.00%0.07%0.27%3.85%11.49%18.59%34.14%31.64%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lightheadedness11.94%55.22%29.85%2.99%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (261 people, 16.98%)
  2. Hypertension (120 people, 7.81%)
  3. Depression (117 people, 7.61%)
  4. Anxiety (114 people, 7.42%)
  5. Arthritis (99 people, 6.44%)
  6. Insomnia (94 people, 6.12%)
  7. Blood cholesterol increased (83 people, 5.40%)
  8. Neuropathy peripheral (67 people, 4.36%)
  9. Headache (67 people, 4.36%)
  10. Rheumatoid arthritis (65 people, 4.23%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lyrica (963 people, 62.65%)
  2. Cymbalta (437 people, 28.43%)
  3. Savella (180 people, 11.71%)
  4. Neurontin (139 people, 9.04%)
  5. Synthroid (120 people, 7.81%)
  6. Vicodin (105 people, 6.83%)
  7. Xanax (103 people, 6.70%)
  8. Gabapentin (102 people, 6.64%)
  9. Vitamin d (98 people, 6.38%)
  10. Nexium (94 people, 6.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I have had crohns disease since 1990 and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 3 years ago. I have osteoarthritis, fibromyalga, hypothyroid since 1980. I just recently started experiencing lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches,feeling faint and feeling as if i was going to be sick to my stomach all at the same time about 2 weeks ago. I am under a little stress, my cousin just passed away. I am also on 30 mg's of prednisone and have been since the end of April 2014

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I had vertigo only once so far. It lasted 6 weeks. My glands under ears ache occasionally. I haven't had a period since the vertigo.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
    I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
    The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.

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