SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

The biggest indicator of fibromyalgia is the presence of tender points on the body, which are exact locations of pain that can be identified by the patients. These points are tender when firm pressure is applied to the touch.

Many times, the pain is described as being a “constant, dull ache,” widespread throughout the body. This means that the pain is felt both above and below the waist.

Fibromyalgia has been described in many ways;
here are some of the symptoms you experience:

          ✓ Tightness, tenderness, burning or aching

          ✓ Fatigue

          ✓ Difficulty sleeping or waking up tired

          ✓ Anxiety and depression

          ✓ Stomachache

          ✓ Headaches

          ✓ Difficulty remembering

          ✓ Restless leg while sleeping
 
 
The locations for fibromyalgia tender points
are listed and shown in the chart below:

          ✓ Behind the head

          ✓ Between shoulder blades

          ✓ Shoulders

          ✓ Neck

          ✓ Chest

          ✓ Outer elbows

          ✓ Upper Hips

          ✓ Sides of Hips

          ✓ Inner knees
 
 
 
Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that is very painful and can cause sufferers to wake in the middle of the due to the pain. This illness can be attributed to genetics, infection or stressful situations. The majority of patients that suffer with fibromyalgia are middle-aged women.

If you are over the age of 18 and are experiencing these symptoms, contact our office for more information about a clinical trial for patients fibromyalgia. You can either complete the questionnaire or call our office at 877-453-0404.