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What are the common symptoms of fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multifactorial

FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors.
Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity.

In brief: Multifactorial

FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors.
Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include: chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks ("fibro fog") abdominal pain, bloating, nausea.

In brief: See below

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include: chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks ("fibro fog") abdominal pain, bloating, nausea.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Widespread pain

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain in defined localized tender areas, both above and below the waist, and on both the left and right sides of the body.
Associated symptoms include sleep disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction, depression, anxiety, and others. A physician familiar with fibromyalgia can confirm the diagnosis by examining you.

In brief: Widespread pain

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain in defined localized tender areas, both above and below the waist, and on both the left and right sides of the body.
Associated symptoms include sleep disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction, depression, anxiety, and others. A physician familiar with fibromyalgia can confirm the diagnosis by examining you.
Dr. Michele Arnold
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