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Physical Effects of Fibromyalgia

Can fibromyalgia damage my tissues or organs?

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  • Fibromyalgia can be painful, but it does not damage muscle tissue or internal organs. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, which means it is continuous and will need to be managed on a daily basis.

    The symptoms of fibromyalgia can worsen over time. You may be concerned about these ongoing symptoms and your long-term health. If you are worried about the lasting effects of fibromyalgia, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider.
  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    You can take comfort in some good news if your doctor has diagnosed fibromyalgia as the cause of your pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. There is no evidence that fibromyalgia causes permanent damage to the body -- not to your muscles, bones, joints, or any organs. By contrast, other common pain-producing conditions such as osteoarthritis are linked to tissue damage, which often worsens over time. You can work to control your fibromyalgia symptoms knowing that this condition is not crippling, nor is it ever fatal.
  • No. Fibromyalgia can be associated with other medical problems that may damage your organs, but fibromyalgia itself does not damage organs.
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