Bruises all over

I don't know if this is a fibro symptom or not , but I get bruises all over my arms and legs. I don't know what causes them because I usually find them in the morning when I get up. I try to keep them covered as much as I can because they are always large and purple and I don't want anyone to think someone hit me. Does anyone else bruise easily?

Have you had your clotting factors tested? If not get it done... sounds like a clotting problem to me more than a fibro problem. The alternative to that would be that you are injuring yourself in your sleep. Maybe see a doctor to ask their opinion. Females cannot have true haemophilia as it is a disease of the Y chromosome, but they can have versions of it and similar conditions xx

Hi Kerry,

Yes bruising easily is another wonderful problem you can have with fibro. I have the same thing happen to me all the time. I also wake up with them as you seem to do. If I do bump something I will bruise quickly too. I'd mention it to your dr on your next visit or sooner if it doesn't seem to be going away within a reasonable amount of time.

Gentle Hugs,


I think that could be a side effect of a medicine you're on, or else it could be something medical. I really would get it checked right away to rule out the medical angle.

What medications do you take? Bruising can be a problem with Neurontin & Lyrica. I was on Neurontin but had to come off it because the bruising got so bad. Just having my blood pressure checked left my arm covered in bruises.

Hi Kerry,

Hopefully you have an appointment with your Doctor in the near future. If necessary take some photos of the bruises for them to see, and get to them as soon as you can.

I know that this is common in those in their later years, but as far as I know, you are NOT that old. Please take good care of yourself!

Wishing you well,


I bruise very easily as well and have bruises that I don’t remember when I wake up in the morning. I think some of it is the fibro and maybe some of it is medication side effects. If your bruises are really bad I would go see a doctor though.