Fibromyalgia is a neurosensory disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, joint stiffness, and fatigue. The condition is chronic (ongoing), but pain comes and goes and moves about the body. The disorder is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized and is and often complicated by mood and anxiety disorders.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary and may include:
- Widespread pain
- Morning stiffness
- Difficulties with memory or concentration
- Numbness or tingling in the body
- Sensitivity to temperature
- Sensitivity to bright lights or loud noises
- Painful menstrual periods in women
- Tenderness to touch
- Itchy or burning skin
- Dry mouth or eyes
- Leg cramps
- Stomach cramps or digestive issues
- Problems with balance or coordination
This is a new study on fibromyalgia. Contact Lehigh Center for Clinical Research for details.