Do I have Fibromyalgia? – Fibromyalgia Self Test
A fibromyalgia self test contains a list of questions that can help a person self evaluate for any occurrence of fibromyalgia. However, it is not a means to diagnose this condition. If your primary physical complaints in the last three to six months include pain, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction and have experienced these in a significant portion of your body, visit a doctor familiar with chronic pain conditions for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Here are the fibromyalgia self test questions:
Pain and Tender Points
- Have you felt a constant widespread pain in your body that may have seem to originate from your muscles? This pain can occur in both sides of the body, which is right below and above the waist.
- Have you experienced pain if pressure is applied in the following tender points? – Back of the head, top of the shoulders, in between the shoulder blades, front sides of neck, outer elbows, upper chest, sides of hips, upper hips and inner knees.
- Do you often feel numbness or tingling sensation on your hands and feet when you wake up in the morning?
- Do you often feel tired even if you are not doing a lot of physical things?
- Does your feeling of fatigue harm your ability to perform certain tasks?
- Are you having difficulty in sleeping?