Signs and Symptoms
Chronic, widespread pain that lasts three months or more, with no clear cause, combined with tenderness in at least 11 of 18 well-defined tender point sites on the body

Pains, aches, and stiffness in several muscle groups, joints, and in all four quadrants of the body

Pain that moves from one part of the body to another, most commonly felt in the neck, chest, arms, legs, hips, and back

Pain that may be variously characterized as deep aching, radiating, gnawing, shooting, or burning

Body aches and stiffness upon awakening

Headaches and jaw pain

Disturbed sleep patterns




Digestive system difficulties, as in swallowing, alternating diarrhea and constipation, or recurring abdominal pain

Numbness or tingling in parts of the body
Increased sensitivity to bright lights, noise, odors, and various foods

Alternating feelings of hot and cold
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