It’s been 20 years since the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published the criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia. The old requirement of a tender point exam has been omitted and replaced with a symptom checklist.
Now that we’ve introduced you to the new preliminary criteria, we invite you to see how you measure up to this new grading system in the following survey. This does not take the place of a professional diagnosis, but will give you an idea of what is being proposed. You will have an opportunity to comment at the end of the survey.
Make sure you have a pencil and a scratch sheet of paper before you begin so that you can write down three simple numbers during the survey.
As usual, all information contained in this survey is anoymous.