A 40-year-old member asked:
what does fibromyalgia feel like exactly?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock answered
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome much like arthritis, but it is of the muscles not the joints. The pain is constant and has flares where it is much worse. Usually, these flares are brought on by over exertion or stress and depletion of cortisol levels. There are many trigger points of pain on the body that help with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. These can be mapped out on most patients.
Answered on Nov 12, 2016
Dr. David Rosenfeld answered
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.
Answered on Dec 24, 2012
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
52 years experience General Practice
Pained & Drained: ? what fibromyalgia (FM) feels like. Symptoms (Sx's): chronic widespread pain, chronic fatigue, restless sleep, depression, confusion (fibrofog), headaches, extremity tingly parasthesias, dizziness w. standing, pain incited by pressure & movement, low back & pelvis pain, frequency of urination, & Sx's attendant w. TOS, IBS, Endometriosis, TMJ, SIJ (sciatica). Sx's vary over time & vs. sufferers.
Answered on Dec 3, 2014
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