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What are the true symptoms of fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Chronic muscle pain or spasms or tightness, severe fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, stiffness, difficulty with memory or concentration, irritable bowel symptoms, headaches, tender face or jaws, sensitivity to noise or odors or bright light or cold , anxiety/depression, numbness in face or arms or legs, frequent urination, intolerance to exercise, hands & feet feel swollen.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Chronic muscle pain or spasms or tightness, severe fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, stiffness, difficulty with memory or concentration, irritable bowel symptoms, headaches, tender face or jaws, sensitivity to noise or odors or bright light or cold , anxiety/depression, numbness in face or arms or legs, frequent urination, intolerance to exercise, hands & feet feel swollen.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology

In brief: Total body pain

Typically patients complain of pain affecting almost whole body and there is tenderness where ever you touch or push on the skin.
It is believed that pain perceiving cells in brain have somehow become oversensitive to stimuli that are not normally painful also called Central sensitization. Often medications can control the symptoms and usually requires cocktail of medications. pain management

In brief: Total body pain

Typically patients complain of pain affecting almost whole body and there is tenderness where ever you touch or push on the skin.
It is believed that pain perceiving cells in brain have somehow become oversensitive to stimuli that are not normally painful also called Central sensitization. Often medications can control the symptoms and usually requires cocktail of medications. pain management
Dr. Prem Gupta
Dr. Prem Gupta
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Several

? re "true symptoms" of fibromyalgia (FM).
Pain is prominent in both upper & lower back & at many other body locations. Sleep is restless & beset with pain. Depression, headaches, dizziness, parasthesias in arms, panic attacks, fainting, tachycardia, shortness of breath, anxiety, IBS symptoms, pelvic pain, frequency of urination, nocturia, & dysparunia are common symptoms in some people with FM.

In brief: Several

? re "true symptoms" of fibromyalgia (FM).
Pain is prominent in both upper & lower back & at many other body locations. Sleep is restless & beset with pain. Depression, headaches, dizziness, parasthesias in arms, panic attacks, fainting, tachycardia, shortness of breath, anxiety, IBS symptoms, pelvic pain, frequency of urination, nocturia, & dysparunia are common symptoms in some people with FM.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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