Table 2

 Measurements of serum hormones, tender points, and age in healthy volunteers (HV) and patients with fibromyalgia (FM) with (+F) and without (−F) fatigue, and FM with (+S) and without (−S) sleep disturbance

FM−F (n = 28)FM+F (n = 35)FM−S (n = 26)FM+S (n = 37)HV (n = 38)
Values are shown as mean (SD).
*Significantly different from HV (p<0.05); †Significantly different from patients with FM+F (p<0.05); ‡Significantly different from patients with FM+S (p<0.05).
Age (years)30.1 (9.6)28.9 (8.8)30.0 (9.4)28.4 (9.3)29.5 (7.3)
BDI score31.5 (9.2)*†20.4 (10.5)*19.6 (10.3)*25.7 (11.4)*‡13.7 (5.3)
Tender points (n)13.6 (2.1)*†12.2 (1.1)*11.8 (1.1)*13.0 (1.9)*‡1.5 (1.6)
Luteinising hormone (IU/l)8 (8)10 (12)8 (7)11 (13)*7 (5)
Follicle stimulating hormone (IU/l)7 (5)7 (7)5 (3)8 (8)6 (7)
Progesterone (nmol/l)14 (20)16 (24)16 (26)14 (22)10 (12)
Oestradiol (pmol/l)340 (240)450 (490)290 (210)500 (460)310 (180)
Prolactin (μg/l)16 (7)27 (29)30 (35)18 (12)18 (10)
Cortisol (nmol/l)330 (260)290 (150)*330 (140)290 (130)*380 (180)