15 Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Updated: Nov 12

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The first signs of fibromyalgia

There are many different symptoms of Fibromyalgia, and it's not necessary to have every symptom listed below to have the syndrome. Here we will look at the most common signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

1. Chronic muscle pain

Fibromyalgia pain is widespread, felt in almost all body areas. It is often described as throbbing, aching, or dull pain, although it can also consist of intensely sharp pains. The pain is usually felt in the muscles and soft tissues of the body and will come and go in an irregular pattern.

Chronic musculoskeletal pain is the most characteristic symptom seen in almost everyone who has Fibromyalgia. Chronic pain in the muscles can be associated with tightness in the muscles and muscle spasms, and it's often what causes someone with Fibromyalgia to seek medical attention in the first place.

2. Tender points on the body

Besides the intense muscle soreness and aching of the body, those with Fibromyalgia often have localized areas of the body, usually near joints, that are incredibly tender to the touch.