FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES - New Diagnostic Criteria Survey Results

 

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NEW DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA SURVEY RESULTS Polls

Very little is known about how FM and CFS/ME works. FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES is working towards solving the FM/CFS/ME puzzle by investigating these diseases in their entirety. My hope is to find a cause, which will point to a cure, thereby eradicating these illnesses completely.

It's been 20 years since the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published the original criteria to diagnose Fibromyalgia (FM). The newly proposed criteria eliminates the old requirement of a tender point exam and replaces it with a symptom checklist. Below you will find current results.


Did You Have 11 or more of The 18 Tender Points on a Tender Point Exam?
Yes 87
No 2
Doesn't Apply 9
  98 Answered
  2 Skipped Questions

Check The Areas Where You've Experienced Pain in The last WEEK
Shoulder girdle, left 78
Shoulder girdle, right 83
Upper arm, left 71
Upper arm, right 73
Lower arm, left 55
Lower arm, right 62
Hip (buttock) left 76
Hip (buttock) right 77
Upper leg left 74
Upper leg right 70
Lower leg left 68
Lower leg right 67
Jaw left 47
Jaw right 47
Chest 67
Abdomen 56
Neck 92
Upper back 84
Lower back 95
  99 Answered
  1 Skipped Question

Level of Fatigue in the Last WEEK
0 = No Problems 0
1 = Slight or mild problems; generally mild or intermittent 7
2 = Moderate; considerable problems; often present and/or at a moderate level 44
3 = Severe: pervasive, continuous, life disturbing problems 48
  99 Answered
  1 Skipped Question

Waking Unrefreshed in the Last WEEK
0 = No Problems 0
1 = Slight or mild problems; generally mild or intermittent 10
2 = Moderate; considerable problems; often present and/or at a moderate level 46
3 = Severe: pervasive, continuous, life disturbing problems 43
  99 Answered
  1 Skipped Question

Cognitive Symptoms in the Last WEEK
0 = No problem 2
1 = Slight or mild problems; generally mild or intermittent 21
2 = Moderate; considerable problems; often present and/or at a moderate level 50
3 = Severe: pervasive, continuous, life disturbing problems 25
  98 Answered
  2 Skipped Questions

Check Each of the Following OTHER SYMPTOMS That You've Experienced Over The Past WEEK?
Muscle Pain 98
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 72
Fatigue/Tiredness 98
Thinking or Remembering Problem 87
Muscle Weakness 83
Headache 77
Pain/cramps in Abdomen 66
Numbness/Tingling 77
Dizziness 66
Insomnia 70
Depression 64
Constipation 58
Pain in Upper Abdomen 50
Nausea 58
Nervousness 60
Chest Pain 48
Blurred Vision 62
Fever 19
Diarrhea 37
Dry Mouth 69
Itching 70
Wheezing 30
Raynaud's 19
Hives/Welts 19
Ringing in Ears (Tinnitus) 56
Vomiting 9
Heartburn 48
Oral Ulcers 27
Loss/Change in Taste 21
Seizures 3
Dry Eyes 54
Shortness of Breath 55
Loss of Appetite 44
Rash 25
Sun Sensitivity 43
Hearing Difficulties 42
Easy Bruising 57
Hair Loss 33
Frequent Urination 56
Painful Urination 12
Bladder Spasms 26
None 0
  99 Answered
  1 Skipped Question
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