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Parts of the Body That Fibromyalgia Affects

Fibromyalgia is a condition that can affect several parts of the body at once. The most common symptoms are pain, fatigue, and tender points on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.
 
The pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia is generally widespread -- it can affect both the right and left sides of the body, as well as above and below the waist. In addition to causing tender points on various parts of the body, fibromyalgia can cause symptoms affecting the:
 
Other possible symptoms include:
 
  • Painful cramping during your period
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
     
(To learn more about the parts of the body that are affected by this condition, click Fibromyalgia Symptoms.)
 
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