Dealing with the fibromyalgia symptoms is not easy. In fact, it can be overwhelming for most. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be triggered by many factors such as weather, temperature, sound, food, stress etc. Sometimes, the symptoms can also be triggered by a scent or odor.
The Sensitive Syndrome
Fibromyalgia patients are said to be overly sensitive to many things such as noise, light, touch, temperature changes and even smell. Hypersensitivity can happen in many permutations for fibromyalgia patients. While one patient may find both sound and odor to be overwhelming and another may have difficulty in smelling. This explains how the fibromyalgia brain processes things, which is basically erratic and not the same for everyone. This sensory overload can affect the quality of life of most fibro patients.
There are some medications that can help a fibro patient with hypersensitivity. Discuss this with your doctor when necessary. If the sensitivity becomes so severe, you may be diagnosed with the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). This condition requires a different form of treatment.