Fibro Symptoms

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Pain is the core symptom of fibromyalgia, but different people feel the pain in different ways. Fibromyalgia pain may be felt as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Deep pain
  • All-over pain
  • Aching pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Tender pain

Other Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Additional common fibromyalgia symptoms may be felt as:

  • Sleep disruptions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Problems with memory and thinking clearly (“fibro fog”)
  • Problems with depression and/or anxiety
  • Overlapping conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, restless leg syndrome, migraines, and others

In a survey conducted by the National Fibromyalgia Association, people with fibromyalgia reported the symptoms in the chart below. Most of these symptoms are on top of their ongoing, chronic widespread pain. Some of these symptoms may come from additional conditions that can occur in patients with fibromyalgia.


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