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    Fibromyalgia - Prevention

    Fibromyalgia can't be prevented or cured. But treating symptoms may help reduce how long a flare-up lasts.

    For more information, see the Treatment Overview.

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    Fibromyalgia and Depression

    Many studies link fibromyalgia and depression. In fact, people with fibromyalgia are up to three times more likely to have depression at the time of their diagnosis than someone without fibromyalgia. Some researchers feel that depression leads to changes in brain chemistry. Others look at abnormalities of the sympathetic nervous system -- the part of the nervous system that determines how you handle stress and emergencies. These abnormalities, they contend, may lead to the release of substances...

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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