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Physical Effects of Fibromyalgia

Is fibromyalgia life threatening?

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  • Fibromyalgia is not life threatening. The disorder can be painful and uncomfortable, but it won't cause any permanent damage. In fact, with the right treatment, symptoms of fibromyalgia can often be managed. Eventually, the disorder may even go away, although some people deal with it their entire lives. If you think you might have fibromyalgia, consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

  • AJacob Teitelbaum, Integrative Medicine, answered

    Although there are cases where people have become suicidal because they did not know about effective treatment, the illness itself is not life threatening.

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