Understanding Fibromyalgia

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1. All of the are symptoms of fibromyalgia except:

  a. Fatigue

  b. Musculoskeletal pain

  c. Decreased urinary output

  d. Difficulty concentrating


2. The National Fibromyalgia Association reported which of the following factors may cause people to be susceptible to fibromyalgia?

  a. Environmental

  b. Genetic

  c. Mental health

  d. Cultural


3. Decreased levels of substance P in the spinal cord are frequently present in fibromyalgia patients.

  a. True

  b. False


4. The American College of Rheumatology established the following criteria to help diagnose fibromyalgia patients:

  a. Pain in all four quadrants in the body for at least three months

  b. Pain in at least two quadrants of the body for three months

  c. Widespread pain in the body for a year

  d. Psychosomatic pain for an extended time


5. A patient suffering from fibromyalgia may have pain in which tender points of the body?

  a. Lower back

  b. Shoulder blades

  c. Hips

  d. All of the above


6. The following condition often has symptoms that are similar to fibromyalgia:

  a. Diabtetes

  b. Chronice fatigue syndrome

  c. Polymyalgia rheumatica

  d. Both B and C


7. A multidisciplinary approach is often considered when treating fibromyalgia patients.

  a. True

  b. False


8. Research has shown that which of the following medication has had the greatest impact on managing some of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia?

  a. Muscle relaxants

  b. Benzodiazepines

  c. Analgesics

  d. Antidepressants


9. Fibromyalgia patients should be instructed to participate in a self-management plan that includes exercise, proper sleeping habits and adjunctive therapies.

  a. True

  b. False


10. When communicating with a fibromyalgia patient about exercise, which of the recommendations should be provided?

  a. Exercise in the early morning.

  b. Avoid exercise.

  c. Exercise can be beneficial, but seek professional help and start slow.

  d. A cardiovascular routine is the only exercise that has been shown to be helpful.