Symptoms can be mild to severe. They also are not the same in each person.
Common problems are:
- Pain, including:
- Raised sensitivity to pain
- Pain from things that do not cause pain in most people
- Tender (trigger) points of pain in the body
- Stiff muscles
- Sleep problems, such as being very tired in the morning after sleeping
- Depression or anxiety
- Problems with thinking, such as lack of focus, being forgetful, and slow thinking
- Sensitivity to things in the environment, such as lights, odors, and cold
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Fibromyalgia. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Fibromyalgia/default.asp. Accessed August 11, 2020.
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Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD Last Updated: 3/5/2021