Pain

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1-Muscles 2-Joints 3-Headaches 4-Lymph nodes
5-Abdominal 6-Sore throat 7-Eyes 8-Chest pain
Data from: Institute of Medicine 2015 (CDC, Jason et al. 2013b)

Pain in medical diagnosis is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition. 

Pain in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Pain occurs in a wide range of forms in ME/CFS. These include:

Pain can also occur as a consequence of common comorbid illnesses such as endometriosis, Sjögren's syndrome, IBS or fibromyalgia.

Pain in Fibromyalgia[edit | edit source]

Researchers believe that fibromyalgia (FM) amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.[1] Many people with FM will have other pain conditions such as:

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

  • In the Canadian Consensus Criteria, pain is a required criteria for diagnosis. It requires that "there is a significant degree of myalgia. Pain can be experienced in the muscles, and/or joints, and is often widespread and migratory in nature. Often there are significant headaches of new type, pattern or severity."[4]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 "Fibromyalgia - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved May 3, 2019. 
  2. Mann, Denise (Sep 7, 2011). "7 Conditions Linked to Fibromyalgia". Health.com. Retrieved May 3, 2019. 
  3. "Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Interstitial Cystitis". Verywell Health. Aug 21, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019. 
  4. A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners: An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document Pg 8. 2005.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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