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What are the main symptoms of fibromyalgia vs arthralgia?

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Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia(fm) versus arthalgia (muscle pain).
Fm symtpom cluster is more specific: pain, allodynia [pressure sensitive], joint stiffness, fatigue insomnia, 9 paired 'tender points' on body, swallowing, bowel, bladder dysfunction. Depression is a common go along. 9:1 male to f ratio. 2-4% of pop. Might have it. Considered difficult to diagnose and treat at times. Arthralgia=simply muscle pain.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia(fm) versus arthalgia (muscle pain).
Fm symtpom cluster is more specific: pain, allodynia [pressure sensitive], joint stiffness, fatigue insomnia, 9 paired 'tender points' on body, swallowing, bowel, bladder dysfunction. Depression is a common go along. 9:1 male to f ratio. 2-4% of pop. Might have it. Considered difficult to diagnose and treat at times. Arthralgia=simply muscle pain.
Dr. John Benson
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Localized vs General

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.
Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Arthralgia (from greek arthro-, joint + -algos, pain) literally means joint pain; it is a symptom of injury, infection, illnesses.

In brief: Localized vs General

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.
Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Arthralgia (from greek arthro-, joint + -algos, pain) literally means joint pain; it is a symptom of injury, infection, illnesses.
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