What Causes Fibromyalgia Dizziness?

fibromyalgia dizziness

Almost 70 percent of those with fibromyalgia are said to experience dizziness. Dizziness refers to a feeling of faint or lightheadedness. Dizziness often lead to a loss of balance which makes you at risk of falls and injuries. Fibromyalgia dizziness can happen occasionally, daily and can last for an extended period of time. For some, dizziness can even feel like vertigo when the place around you seem to be spinning.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Dizziness

Dizziness often come with accompanying symptoms. These symptoms can vary from individual to individual and can also vary in intensity. They include:

  • lightheadedness
  • faint
  • problem with balance
  • unsteadiness
  • weakness
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • ringing in ears
  • vertigo
  • blurred or spinning vision
  • problem with concentration or focus


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  • I have low blood pressure all the time, get dizzy & feel off balance quite often! I’m sure this probably what’s causing my fibromyalgia dizziness??

  • I have found that eating very healthy or on keto… And having my blood sugar and blood pressure in a good place helped me. For twenty years I was passing out and doctors would say. Oh you must have gotten over heated or some other excuse. I now eat great and take Meclizine 25 mg 3x a day. Need both to work well. Some exercise daily even while laying in bed helps too…especially with pins and needles and lots of pain. Mine has gone from can’t sleep due to pain to occasionally. My meds are way down too… I no longer do pain meds. I am managing my issues for the most part

  • This is very interesting cause it’s a new symptom for me having FIBRO and CFS for 20 yrs. I’m sure to others I look drunk as if I’m walking off my feet! It’s quite embarrassing at times. Another problem I’ve always had that I can’t figure out is after EATING, especially carbs????? It knocks me out and I can’t stay awake. Always make sure I’m close to home so can go to bed. Any clues as to what causes this?? Anyone else experience this problem?????
    Thanks.

    • Me! For the last month I’ve been having terrible headaches, and dizziness that is getting worse. The Nurse Practitioner gave me a prescription for meds that I took a few years ago for vertigo. Meanwhile, I’m reeling around like a drunken sailor! I was glad to see this article about the relationship to Fibromyalgia.

  • I have fibromyalgia just recently been diagnosed and I’m experiencing severe headaches and ripping pain in my legs it is so hard as I work night shift and I am on my feet for long periods of time, so when I’m off I can barely move

  • I have lots of dizziness and lose of balance. Wasn’t sure from what but after reading this article I am sure it is due to the fibromyalgia.

  • Imbalance due dizziness happen of course!!..AND MANY OTHERS SYMTOMS MORE AND MORE…
    WHAT A TORTURE ONE IS “FIBROMYALGIA !!!…TERRIBLE IN ALL ORDERS AND WAYS…

    SINCERELY,JUST/ONLY AND ONLY GOD/JESUS CAN HELP US!…AND REALLY HE DOES VERY OFTEN IF /WHEN I ASK IT.
    Believe or not :
    “PRAY CHANGES THINGS”.

    My respects and consideration for all of you that are sufferind daily like me…also I am diabetic person too.

    BUT I humbly remark:: “PRAYER CHANGE THINGS”. PROVED DAILY!…

    SUGGESTION: TRY TO TALK SIMPLY END PLAIN AND SINCERE WITH THE CREATOR OF UNIVERSE AS YOU CONCEIVE HIM.
    NEVER MIND IF YOU DO IT IN EXPERIMENTAL WAYS. IT WILL WOKS…JUST HAVE A LITTLE FAITH…AND PERSIST!.

    Respecfully.
    Dr.M.Elías F. Karraá.

  • After reading this I’m thoroughly convinced I have POTS or neurally mediated hypotension… I have fibro and for about 3 years I get dizzy and faint, when I walk or stand for longer than10 mins my legs and body feel like jello. All I drink is water and the doctors just say I’m dehydrated..grrr

  • I am trying hemp oil for 5 days and it seems being doing the job. I am feeling calm and with less pain, let see what else comes a long. So far so good. I am very happy. I hope it can help you guys also.
    God bless!

  • Hi i have fibromyalgia for 3 years now i find i feel sick most days an i also get really dizziness all day long pif im playing a game on my phone i have dizziness when pass out so scary. When i go out i still have dizziness. I do not drive anymore. I have been to see my doctor she said it was to do with my fibromyalgia.

  • Back more than 12 yrs ago I had 24 hrs where I dare not move as my head went round and round. I had tablets based on the question “Is it you or the room going round? It was me. In the 80’s I walked from outside to my sofa and was rooted to the spot immediately with a semi fainting sensation. Then the urge to defecate was strong so forced myself to the loo nearby. After that was 45 minutes of tummy pain. I was left feeling drained. Happened twice, but 2nd time not as severe. Never had it since to the 80’s though, Was it a panic attack ?

  • I have all of the above. Dizziness, ringing ears, nausea’s, unbalance, cramps, allergies, back and neck pain, can’t focus, foggy memory and my worst enemy is anxiety.
    I have good and bad days. Mostly bad days. I tried to keep myself occupied like cleaning and gardening. I tried not to overworked because know it will get me the next day. I have fibromyalgia for more than ten years. It’s a horrible disease. It takes away your social life and people you know who doesn’t understand this disease. They think I’m over exaggerating or somewhat crazy. Thank God my husband understand who I am today. I always take him everytime I go visit a doctor so he’ll know what I’ve been through. I am taking Lyrica for 7 or 8 years now. It helps with my pain and anxiety.

  • I am fortunate that the dizziness comes and goes. Right now I am having it persist. When it is at its worst I actually walk with a cane to steady myself. Overall my fibromyalgia is better and this improved with it. However, since the fibro started around the age of 9, I have just come to the realization that when I get nauseated, I usually eat something. This is one reason as my fibro got worse by weight went up. The only way I was able to combat the nausea was to keep something in my stomach.

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