Musculoskeletal/Connective Tissue Disorders - Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness to touch in the joints and muscles, fatigue, sleep and memory problems, and cognitive complaints (1,2). It is most common in females (1). 
Individuals with FM often also suffer from depression, migraine or tension headaches, digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bladder, pelvic pain and temporomandibular disorder (1). Stress often worsens the symptoms, and
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Last Updated: 2022-11-18