Fibromyalgia: Linked to other health problems?
Medically reviewed on August 26, 2017
Yes. Fibromyalgia often coexists with other health problems, so your doctor may also ask if you experience:
- Back or neck pain
- Frequent or painful urination
- Jaw pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
In some cases, these coexisting problems might be connected to how your body processes pain signals. In fibromyalgia, your brain amplifies pain signals, so you feel a higher level of pain than what might be commonly expected for certain types of painful stimuli.