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Fibromyalgia

If you have body pain, tenderness, and fatigue, you may wonder if it's fibromyalgia. But what is fibromyalgia? Learn about tests, diagnosis, and treatment.

Introduction

Everyone experiences pain at some time or another. The same is true for fatigue. But when do those experiences become worrisome?

Are extreme body pain, tenderness, and fatigue all red flags for fibromyalgia? What about difficulty sleeping, headaches, sensitivity to noise and light, or numbness in the hands and feet?

We've gathered the facts about fibromyalgia, including symptoms, tests, risk factors, and keys to getting a diagnosis. We also have the latest information on treatment options and lifestyle approaches, like diet and exercise, that may play a role in helping you feel better.

If you're having symptoms and worry you're at risk, be sure to make an appointment with your healthcare provider (HCP) for a proper fibromyalgia diagnosis.

They'll talk with you about all of your symptoms and fibromyalgia treatment options, plus possible dietary changes and pain management and self-care techniques that can help you feel like yourself again.

Fibromyalgia Causes

Fibromyalgia Causes

Is the cause of fibromyalgia known? What risk factors may contribute to its development? Is it an autoimmune or inflammatory condition? Read on to find out more.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

If you are experiencing body pain, tenderness, and fatigue, you may have fibromyalgia. Learn more about the symptoms of fibromyalgia and when it’s time to consult with your HCP to better understand what is going on with your body.

Fibromyalgia Mental Health Care

Fibromyalgia Mental Health Care

Stress can take a toll on anybody, but if you have fibromyalgia, stress can feel debilitating. How can you manage it all? Learn the facts about how to control your pain and understand how self-care may play a role in helping you cope with the emotional side of the illness.

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Is there a cure for fibromyalgia? If not, what treatments are available to help manage this condition? Read on for information on the therapies your HCP may recommend, and whether those may include prescription or over-the-counter painkillers, meditation, exercise, or all of the above.

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