Could You Have Fibromyalgia?

Are You Experiencing Fibromyalgia Symptoms? Take This Quiz

1. Do you have widespread pain in all four quadrants of your body (right and left side, above and below the waist)?

2. If you answered yes to having widespread pain in the body, has it lasted 3 months or more?

  • Yes, I have had widespread pain for at least 3 months.

  • I have widespread pain, but it has been less than 3 months.

  • I answered no to having widespread pain.

3. Has a doctor examined you and concluded that you have 11 of 18 fibromyalgia tender points?

  • Yes, a doctor determined that I have 11 of 18 fibromyalgia tender points.

  • The doctor examined me and concluded I have fewer than 11 fibromyalgia tender points.

  • The doctor found no fibromyalgia tender points.

4. Which of the following best describes your pain?

  • The pain is widespread throughout my body.

  • I have migratory pain, meaning it moves around.

  • The pain is limited to a specific region of my body.

5. Do you consistently experience any of the following: fatigue, sleep disturbance, or night sweats?

  • Yes, I do experience one or more of those problems on a regular basis.

  • No, I do not have any of those problems.

6. Other than an infrequent episode, do you have problems with your memory or your ability to concentrate on a task?

  • Yes, my mind seems foggy at times.

  • I have no problems with memory or concentration.

7. Do you consistently experience a feeling of general weakness?

  • Yes, I feel weak more often than not.

  • General weakness is an occasional problem for me.

  • I never experience a feeling of general weakness.

8. Do you often have headaches, temporomandibular joint pain, noncardiac chest pain, chronic pelvic pain, or heel pain?

  • Yes, I have one or more of those problems regularly.

  • No, I have none of the listed problems.

9. Do you have heat or cold intolerance?

  • Yes, I have heat intolerance.

  • Yes, I have cold intolerance.

  • No, I am not intolerant of heat or cold.

10. Do you consistently experience symptoms of allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, or ear/nose/throat problems?

  • Yes, I have allergy symptoms.

  • Yes, I have multiple chemical sensitivities.

  • Yes, I have ear/nose/throat problems.

  • No, I typically have none of these problems.

11. Do you have problems with your hearing, vision, or balance?

  • Yes, I have problems with one or more of the following: hearing, vision, or balance.

  • I have no problems with my hearing, vision, or balance.

12. Do you regularly experience heartburn, abdominal pain, or symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome?


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