Signs and Symptoms of JPFS
Common symptoms, in addition to musculoskeletal pain and fatigue, include disturbed (not restful) sleep, morning stiffness, headaches, abdominal pain and irritable bowel symptoms, depression, anxiety or tension, tight muscles and brief periods of swelling. Less common symptoms include dizziness, light-headedness and difficulty concentrating.
Patients with JPFS are likely to feel pain when pressure is applied to particular places on the body called ‘tender points’. These places may stay tender when pressure is applied even after many of the other symptoms of JPFS have significantly improved.