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What are the key symptoms of fibromyalgia

 

 

 

 

Schmerz. 2007 Dec 21 [Epub ahead of print]

 

What are the key symptoms of fibromyalgia? : Results of a survey of the German Fibromyalgia Association.

 

Häuser W, Zimmer C, Felde E, Köllner V. Zentrum für Schmerztherapie/Innere Medizin I (Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie, Stoffwechsel- und Infektionskrankheiten, Psychosomatik), Klinikum Saarbrücken gGmbH, Winterberg 1, 66119, Saarbrücken, Deutschland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

INTRODUCTION: A new definition of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) based on symptoms and without tender points is discussed from a rheumatological viewpoint.

 

METHODS: The German Fibromyalgia Association (DFV) developed a questionnaire on potential symptoms in FM based on a list of symptoms established by members of the DFV. The questionnaire was sent to all 3,996 members of the DFV.

 

RESULTS: Of the 753 questionnaires 699 were returned (95% women, most frequent age between 50-60 years) and evaluated. The rank order of the most frequent symptoms (>/=97% of the respondents) was muscle pain with varying locations, low back pain, fatigue, morning stiffness, non-restorative sleep, concentration problems, lack of energy, low productivity and forgetfulness.

 

CONCLUSION: The key symptoms of FM are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep and subjective disabilities. The frequency of general and extra-musculoskeletal symptoms underlines that FMS is more than just a "pain disorder".

 

PMID: 18210165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

 

 

 

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