What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

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The main symptom of fibromyalgia is pain throughout the body, including joint pain, shoulder pain, chest pain, neck pain and knee pain. Identify other symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as exhaustion, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on fibromyalgia symptoms.

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What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? First of all, they will complain of hurting all over. It's, it's just non descriptive, it just hurt. They can have good days; they can have bad days. They're usually present with exhaustion; they don't really know why; can't find a real reason. They usually have pressure points of pain in their muscles, in their, in its tenderness to touch; in their tendons; in their ligaments; it's, there's pain. It's usually after trauma whether that's been physical or emotional. They normally present with headaches and their shoulders hurt, their chest hurts, their neck hurts, their knee hurts. They have sleep apnea. They have, many times they just have so many problems. The other one they might present with is restless leg syndrome. So you can see that this is a disease that causes pain almost from the top of their head to the soles of their feet.


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