Musculoskeletal/Connective Tissue Disorders - Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic health condition (1) characterized by widespread pain and tenderness to touch in the joints and muscles, fatigue, sleep problems and difficulty thinking (2). Fibromyalgia is a composite of symptoms, including body pain as the pivotal symptom (3). Individuals with FM often also suffer from depression, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bladder, pelvic pain and temporomandibular disorder (1). Stress often worsens the
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Last Updated: 2017-01-11