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.
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.
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.