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Table 4 Typical symptoms that physicians look for when diagnosing FM

From: A patient and physician survey of fibromyalgia across Latin America and Europe

  Europe Latin America
Symptom PCP Specialist PCP Specialist
  N = 503 N = 495 N = 253 N = 254
Chronic/widespread pain 55% 54% 68% 74%
Problems sleeping 1% 2% 4% 2%
Fatigue 7% 9% 5% 4%
Headaches 0 0 0 1%
Facial pain 0 1% 2% 0
Heightened sensitivity to touch 14% 14% 7% 5%
Difficulty concentrating 1% 1% 0 0
Numbness &/or tingling sensations 3% 2% 2% 1%
Feelings of anxiety 0 1% 0 0
Feelings of depression 4% 4% 2% 1%
Joint pain 7% 5% 3% 3%
Stiffness 3% 2% 2% 2%
Leg cramps 0 1% 1% 0
Low back pain 3% 1% 3% 3%
  1. 14 common symptoms were given. Base case = physicians currently seeing or having seen patients with FM.