The 7 Types of Fibromyalgia Pain

  • Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles, skin, and joints. There are actually many types of fibromyalgia pain, and it’s very likely you’ll experience several of them if you have this condition.

Types of fibromyalgia pain include:

  • Hyperalgesia

  • Widespread muscle pain and fatigue

  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)

  • Allodynia

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Headaches

  • Abdominal and pelvic pain

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has been a recognized illness for more than 30 years. Still, many people with this condition have been told their symptoms are only in their heads because attacks can come and go, and the pain can move around the body.

There is also no specific test to confirm fibromyalgia. Since pain differs from person to person, it can be difficult for doctors to diagnose FMS.

This review will help you learn more about your FMS pain and ways to ease it. Or it can help you better understand what people with fibromyalgia experience and how to help and support them.

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