Most (but not all) ME/CFS patients report having some degree of pain. Types of pain include:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Eye pain
- Abdominal pain (usually from irritable bowel syndrome)
- Lymph node tenderness
According to Dr. David Bell, the chronic pain of ME/CFS is rarely treated adequately. Since there are so many different symptoms with ME/CFS, pain is often given a low priority. So if pain is one of your worst symptoms, be sure to make that clear to your doctor.