Fibromyalgia interview

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You can see also the considerations of this interview in the page: Fibromyalgia diagnostic


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Widespread Pain Index (WPI)

Check on what areas you has been pain during the last week, you should not include pain caused by other diseases (arthrosis, arthritis, tendonitis, lupus, etc.)

Widespread Pain Index Areas with numbers.svg

1. Right jaw
2. Left jaw
3. Neck,
4. Right shoulder girdle
5. Left shoulder girdle
6. Right arm
7. Left arm
8. Right forearm
9. Left forearm
10. Chest
11. Abdomen
12. Upper back
13. Lower back
14. Right hip/buttock/trochanter
15. Left hip/buttock/trochanter
16. Right upper leg
17. Left upper leg
18. Right lower leg
19. Left lower leg


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Press Calculate at end for the interview result

Symptom Severity Scale (SS)

Phase 1

Indicate the severity of your symptoms during the last week as gravity.

1. Fatigue:

There has been a problem
Slight or mild problem, generally mild or intermittent
Moderate, considerable problem, often present and/or at a moderate level
Severe: pervasive, continuous, life-disturbing problem

2. Waking unrefreshed:

There has been a problem
Slight or mild problem, generally mild or intermittent
Moderate, considerable problem, often present and/or at a moderate level
Severe: pervasive, continuous, life-disturbing problem

3. Cognitive symptoms, or it could be that you have:

  • You may have:
    Confusions or poor motor coordination.
  • Decrease of short-term or long-term memory; for example: you may also have difficulty remembering information, or have trouble finding the right words when speaking.
  • Slowness of memory and thought sometimes with impaired judgment feel distracted or disorganized, or have difficulty planning and carrying through tasks. It may be harder for you to focus in situations that divide your attention, like a group conversation. When facing a task or situation on your own, you may feel overwhelmed by having to make choices.

So these cognitive disorders:

There have been a problem
Slight or mild problems, generally mild or intermittent
Moderate, considerable problems, often present and/or at a moderate level
Severe: pervasive, continuous, life-disturbing problems

Phase 2

Check the symptoms suffered during last week

Muscle pain
Irritable bowel syndrome
Fatigue/tiredness
Thinking or remembering problem
Muscle weakness
Headache
Pain/cramps in the abdomen
Numbness/tingling
Dizziness
Insomnia
Depression
Constipation
Pain in the upper abdomen
Nausea
Nervousness
Chest pain
Blurred vision
Fever
Diarrhea
Dry mouth
Itching
Wheezing
Raynaud's phenomenon
Hives/welts
Ringing in ears
Vomiting
Heartburn
Oral ulcers
Loss of/change in taste
Seizures
Dry eyes
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
Rash
Sun sensitivity
Hearing difficulties
Easy bruising
Hair loss
Frequent urination
Painful urination
Bladder spasms

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