Fibro - Associated Symptoms & Problems, & Percent Who Experience Them

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  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Co-Morbidities and Associated Symptoms ......

    Following are multiple comorbidities and associated medical conditions abound in fibromyalgia. Addressing these conditions with your primary care doctor is mandatory.

    Frequency of associated symptoms in FM: (5)

    • Widespread pain and tender points - 100%
    • Generalized weakness and aching joints - 80%
    • Non-restorative sleep - 80-86%
    • Fatigue - 70-96%
    • Tilt table response - 70%
    • Stiffness - 60%
    • Tension type headache - 53-60%
    • Irritable bowel - 40%
    • Painful periods or dysmenorrhea - 40%
    • Paresthesias - 35-52%
    • Leg cramps and restless legs - 42-56%
    • Significant cognitive dysfunction - 20-40%
    • Severe depression - 20%


    Frequency of association with chronic disease states: (6,7,8)

    • Chronic fatigue syndrome - 70%
    • Irritable bowel syndrome - 60%
    • Osteoarthritis - 60%
    • Sjögren’s syndrome - 50%
    • Systemic lupus erythematosis - 30%
    • Restless legs syndrome - 30%
    • Rheumatoid arthritis - 25%


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    Article Created: August, 18, 2009

    Author: Dr. Abrams, a clinical professor of neurology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine at Kansas City and the medical director for Dannemiller.

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