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.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

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