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:
- abdominal pain
- arthralgia (joint pain)
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- chest pain
- chronic pain
- ear pain
- esophageal spasms
- eye pain
- gallbladder pain
- muscle spasms
- myalgia (muscle pain)
- neck pain
- proctalgia fugax
- sinus headache
- vein pain, and
Pain in Fibromyalgia[edit | edit source]
- tension headaches and migraines
- temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
- rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Sjögren's syndrome
- ankylosing spondylitis
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- pelvic pain like menstrual cycle cramps and interstitial cystitis
- weight gain which leads to mechanical stress on joints
- anxiety and depression.
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."
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Fibromyalgia - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- Mann, Denise (Sep 7, 2011). "7 Conditions Linked to Fibromyalgia". Health.com. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- "Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Interstitial Cystitis". Verywell Health. Aug 21, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners: An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document Pg 8. 2005.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.