(HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia is characterized by body aches and pains, and "tender points" that are painful to the touch.

The womenshealth.gov website mentions these other typical symptoms of fibromyalgia:

  • Having difficulty sleeping.
  • Feeling stiff in the morning.
  • Having frequent headaches.
  • Feeling sensitive to temperature, bright lights or loud sounds.
  • Having pain during menstruation.
  • Having a tingling sensation or numbness in the feet and hands.
  • Having trouble with memory and cognitive thinking.