Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome characterized by widespread and often debilitating pain in fibrous tissues, muscles, and other connective tissues. It affects 2-4% of the population and is found mostly in women between the ages of 20 to 50.
Fibromyalgia Pressure Points
Fibromyalgia has standard pressure points, which are tender to the touch. Fibromyalgia is defined by these reproducible series of 18 specific symmetric trigger points. A patient that has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia will usually have at least 11 of the 18 trigger points for over three months. These tender areas are around your shoulder, the base of your neck, the top of your back, your elbows, your lower back around the hips, and your knees.
Fibromyalgia Symptoms include:
- Tender and sore areas of the body (shoulders, back of neck, lower back, hips, shins,
elbows, and knees).
- Migraines and recurring headaches
- Inability to focus
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Night sweats
- Inability to sleep
- Chronic aches of the body and face
- Inability to accomplish everyday tasks