Category - Teen
A team of specialists works together to treat fibromyalgia in children and teens. People with fibromyalgia often feel fatigue (extremely tired or low on energy). Because of this, fibromyalgia can sometimes be mistaken for something called chronic fatigue syndrome. the symptoms of fibromyalgia in teens are largely the same as in adults. The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are fatigue, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, constant headaches. Fibromyalgia may be worse on younger people than older patients, according to research. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, which can take a negative toll on a persons day-to-day life. Fibromyalgia is part of a group of conditions called musculoskeletal pain syndrome, or msps. When children have fm, we consider it as juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome, or jpfs. If the child has another co-existing condition, such as arthritis, it is a juvenile secondary fibromyalgia syndrome. researchers wondered if these problems continued into adulthood, and decided to follow a group of 94 teenagers with juvenile fibromyalgia for six years. 26, 2014 (healthday news) -- four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds. About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researchers found.