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Fibromyalgia is widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissues above and below the waist and on both sides of the body. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome-a...
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. Fibromyalgia is also...
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Fibromyalgia is one of the most common causes of relentless fatigue and muscle pain, especially in women. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome...
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Fibromyalgia (fi-bro-mi-l-ja) is a disorder that causes aches and pain all over the body. People with FM also are tender throughout the body, which...
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Tender points are localized areas of tenderness around joints -- not the joints themselves -- that hurt when pressed. Tender points are not areas of...
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Fibromyalgia-related pain is pain that causes you to ache all over. You may have painful "trigger points," places on your body that hurt no matter...
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and tender spots on the body. It also makes people tire quickly. It involves muscles...
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Along with deep muscle pain and painful tender points, fatigue is a key symptom of fibromyalgia, and it can be debilitating. Not only do you feel...
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FM affects as many as 1 in 50 Americans. Most people with FM are women (about 80-90%). However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most...
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...In 1993 I wrote in my first book, "the exact cause of FM is unknown." Since that time, a lot of research has been done that shed light...
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FM can be hard to treat. It's important to find a doctor who has treated others with FM. Many family doctors, general internists, or rheumatologists...
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A new study suggests that sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia.The study was conducted at the Norwegian...
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Although fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, there is much you can do to relieve and control your symptoms. Home treatment is the most important...