What is Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition characterized by pain throughout the body. Women are diagnosed with it far more often than men, and much about the disease remains unknown. Use this Web guide to learn more about fibromyalgia, including how it’s diagnosed and treated. You’ll also find resources on how to cope and where to find support.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by pain and fatigue, symptoms present in many other conditions. For that reason, being diagnosed with the syndrome can be a difficult, frustrating task for someone who is suffering. In this section, learn what the disease is, how it’s diagnosed and its causes. 

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  • Fibromyalgia is abbreviated online as FM, and many Web sites that discuss it also talk about a similar condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, which is abbreviated as CFS ME.

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Treating Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia isn’t fatal but it can’t be cured. Doctors often manage the chronic disease with a combination of medications and lifestyle changes. The sites below introduce you to the treatments that are available for fibromyalgia.

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Fibromyalgia Support

Although fibromyalgia can seem like an isolating condition, it’s easy to connect with others who share the same experiences. Face to face support groups, coupled with blogs and online forums, do well to provide a backdrop for the sharing of stories, support and advice.

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