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Fibromyalgia - Symptoms
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Shelley - June 5

What are the common points of pain, and what points will the doctor look for to make the Diagnosis?

 

JJ - June 5

There are 18 points of pain and I think the docs will look for 11 to make the diagnosis. You can look up the 18 points on line. they are all over your body.

That said, I do not have the classic points of pain yet have been diagnosed with FMS. For me, there usually aren't 11 points that are hurting at any given time. I was told that the 11 point criterion was developed for identifying candidates for clinical trials on FMS and is not really necessary for diagnosis. My fibrofog and other symptoms (IBS, flu like symptoms, etc) combined with pain that seems to come and go in various parts of my body and based on the process of eliminating other syndromes disorders that have similar symptoms is how my diagnosis was made.

 

Cassie - June 5

See if this link works includes illustration of tender points

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