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Review: could Fibromyalgia cause Lightheadedness?

Summary: Lightheadedness could be caused by Fibromyalgia, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Pain, and take Lyrica.

We study 17,052 people who have Fibromyalgia from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,533 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 91,947 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 1,288,816 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 17,043 people who have fibromyalgia are studied. Among them, 1,533 (8.99%) have Lightheadedness. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,286,838 people who have Lightheadedness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lightheadedness in fibromyalgia reports

Gender of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Lightheadedness * :

FemaleMale
Lightheadedness92.35%7.65%

Age of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Lightheadedness * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lightheadedness0.00%0.07%0.27%3.86%11.46%18.44%34.24%31.73%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lightheadedness12.70%57.14%26.98%3.17%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (261 people, 17.03%)
  2. Hypertension (120 people, 7.83%)
  3. Depression (116 people, 7.57%)
  4. Anxiety (114 people, 7.44%)
  5. Arthritis (99 people, 6.46%)
  6. Insomnia (94 people, 6.13%)
  7. Blood cholesterol increased (83 people, 5.41%)
  8. Neuropathy peripheral (67 people, 4.37%)
  9. Headache (67 people, 4.37%)
  10. Rheumatoid arthritis (65 people, 4.24%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lyrica (962 people, 62.75%)
  2. Cymbalta (437 people, 28.51%)
  3. Savella (179 people, 11.68%)
  4. Neurontin (139 people, 9.07%)
  5. Synthroid (120 people, 7.83%)
  6. Vicodin (105 people, 6.85%)
  7. Xanax (103 people, 6.72%)
  8. Gabapentin (102 people, 6.65%)
  9. Vitamin d (97 people, 6.33%)
  10. Nexium (93 people, 6.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (5 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • If I am lying down, moving head side to side is a trigger.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I have a colostomy, hypertension, hypothroidism, weakened immune system, chronic depression, renal failure - stage 2, liver disease, arthritis, and fybromyalgia.
    I have been cold for two days, ache in my back and liver, neck is stiff, throat is sore, body temp is 96.3, b/P is 151/101, pulse is 86. Do I have pneumonia?

    Reply

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