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When was fibromyalgia discovered?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Even though fibromyalgia has affected millions of people, it was actually first discovered in the 1800s. Fibromyalgia can affect anyone, but women are at higher risk. There are no specific lab tests to diagnose fibromyalgia and there is no cure. Treating its symptoms with medication and making healthy lifestyle changes to manage the fatigue are usually recommended. 

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