How To Know If You Have Fibromyalgia
The American College of Rheumatology reports that you could have fibromyalgia if you:
1.) Have a history of widespread pain for three months or more ("Widespread pain" is when you have pain in both sides of the body, with pain above and below the waist.)
2.) "Axial" skeletal pain (pain in the spine, chest, or low back), and
3.) Pain in 11 of 18 "tender point sites," identified by the physician's palpation (light pressing with the hands).
If your symptoms are consistent with those above from the American College of Rheumatology criteria may have Fibromyalgia and should pursue getting diagnosed.
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