Fibromyalgia

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread body pain or aching muscles (myalgia) and multiple points of tenderness to palpation, called tender points. Fibromyalgia is often associated with multiple symptoms, such as amplified pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, headaches, and depression.

What is it like to have Fibromyalgia?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Fibromyalgia and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Fibromyalgia patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Fibromyalgia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 43,362patients have this condition
  • 179new patients joined this month
  • 33,657say Fibromyalgia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 110
20s 1,836
30s 5,886
40s 11,834
50s 13,035
60s 5,553
70+ 844

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

95% Females
5% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4,366
20-29 years 6,146
30-39 years 8,329
40-49 years 5,811
50-59 years 1,875
60-69 years 253
70+ years 39

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29,755
Not Diagnosed 2,539

These charts show data from Fibromyalgia patients who have completed their condition history
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