Fibromyalgia is a common health problem that causes widespread pain and tenderness (sensitive to touch). The pain and tenderness tend to come and go, and move about the body. Most often, people with this chronic (long-term) illness are fatigued (very tired) and have sleep problems. It can be hard to diagnose fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia affects two to four percent of people, mostly women. Doctors diagnose fibromyalgia based on all the patient’s relevant symptoms (what you feel), no longer just on the number of tender points.

There is no test to detect this disease, but you may need lab tests or X-rays to rule out other health problems. Though there is no cure, medications can relieve symptoms. Patients also may feel better with proper self-care, such as exercise and getting enough sleep.

 Fibromyalgia is a chronic health problem that causes pain all over the body and other symptoms. Other symptoms that patients most often have are:

  • Tenderness to touch or pressure affecting joints and muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems (waking up unrefreshed)
  • Problems with memory or thinking clearly

Some patients also may have:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Migraine or tension headaches
  • Digestive problems: irritable bowel syndrome (commonly called IBS) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (often referred to as GERD)
  • Irritable or overactive bladder
  • Pelvic pain
  • Temporomandibular disorder—often called TMJ (a set of symptoms including face or jaw pain, jaw clicking and ringing in the ears).

What causes fibromyalgia?

There is most often some triggering factor that sets off fibromyalgia. It may be spine problems, arthritis, injury, or other type of physical stress. Emotional stress also may trigger this illness. The result is a change in the way the body “talks” with the spinal cord and brain. Levels of brain chemicals and proteins may change. For the person with fibromyalgia, it is as though the “volume control” is turned up too high in the brain’s pain processing centers.

Criteria Needed for a Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

  1. Pain and symptoms over the past week, based on the total of:
  2. Number of painful areas out of 19 parts of the body
  3. Plus level of severity of these symptoms:
  • a. Fatigue
  • b. Waking unrefreshed
  • c. Cognitive (memory or thought) problems

Plus number of other general physical symptoms

  • Symptoms lasting at least three months at a similar level
  • No other health problem that would explain the pain and other symptoms


(Source: American College of Rheumatology)

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    After 19 months, I decided to have another Thermage procedure yesterday.
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