Many people with fibro — also called fibromyalgia syndrome or FMS — may have:
- Pain and tender points.
- Sleep problems.
- Concentration and memory problems, known as “fibro fog”
- Anxiety or depression.
- Morning stiffness.
- Numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs.
What are the most severe symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
- pain throughout the body, particularly in the back or neck.
- extreme sensitivity to pain, bright lights, smoke, and certain foods.
- stiffness when staying in the same position for long periods.
- muscles spasms.
- extreme tiredness.
- poor quality sleep.
Can I test myself for fibromyalgia?
No specific test for fibromyalgia
Your doctor can’t detect it in your blood or see it on an X-ray. In the American College of Rheumatology guidelines for diagnosing fibromyalgia, one of the criteria is widespread pain throughout your body for at least three months.
Where do you hurt with fibromyalgia?
“Tender points” on the body are one hallmark of fibromyalgia. When you press on these spots, they feel sore. Tender points can be located on the back of the head, elbows, shoulders, knees, and hips.
What is fibromyalgia symptoms and treatment?
Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain, fatigue, and other types of discomfort. Symptoms resemble those of arthritis, but fibromyalgia affects the soft tissue, not the joints. There is no cure, but medications, exercise, acupuncture, and behavioral therapy can help relieve symptoms and improve sleep quality.