tender point symptoms in Fibromyalgia
18 Tender Points of Fibromyalgia 
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These are the main symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

Widespread, chronic, muscle pain and tenderness (tender points)

· pain in arms, legs, neck, shoulders, back, hips

Often with:
· Morning stiffness
· Headache
· Fatigue
· Sleep disturbances including insomnia, inconsistent sleep  patterns, unrefreshed sleep
· Memory problems
· Light sensitivity
· Dizziness
· Numbness/tingling in arms/legs

Sometimes also:
· Irritable bowel syndrome
· Bladder control problems
· Depression
· Anxiety

 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) fibromyalgia tender points 1990 classification criteria
In 2010, the American College of Rheumatology endorsed a new set of criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Here is an excerpt


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    In my case my fibro was triggered by food allergies and cutting out those foods has made a world of difference. I also do Electro-Lymphatic Therapy to keep my lymph moving and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy. I use these as a practitioner and personally.

    I would encourage people looking for natural ways to treat their symptoms to check out these therapies with therapists in their geographic areas.

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