• Fibromyalgia Symptoms


Quick Look at Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Pain in various parts of the body including muscles and joints is one of the chief symptoms of Fibromyalgia
  • Body parts very sensitive to touch and painful on pressure
  • Tender points on the body along with other symptoms of Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Morning stiffness
  • Tingling and numbness of the hands and legs
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Gastro-intestinal and urinary disturbances
  • Chronic headaches
  • Painful periods
  • Extreme sensitivity to smell, noises, light, touch and weather changes
  • Inability to pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks. This is known as "fibro fog" and is one of the peculiar symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
  • Memory loss

The tender points on the body are very helpful for the diagnostic purpose of Fibromyalgia.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
  • Points 1 & 2: Base of the neck on both sides
  • Points 3 & 4: Mid-chest near the second rib on both sides.
  • Points 5 & 6: Bony portion of the hip on both sides.
  • Points 7 & 8: Both knees
  • Points 9 & 10: Back of the neck, just below the head
  • Points 11 & 12: The highest portion between the shoulder and the neck on both sides.
  • Points 13 & 14: Upper back near the center on both sides.
  • Points 15 & 16: Both elbows
  • Points 17 & 18: Upper portion of the buttocks, both sides.

Patients suffering from Fibromyalgia may also have other co-existing conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, certain stress related disorders like Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.

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