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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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Understanding Fibromyalgia -- Treatment

Before fibromyalgia treatment can begin a doctor must diagnose the condition. Some experts think that fibromyalgia is underdiagnosed. It can be difficult to diagnose because many of its symptoms are the same as those of other conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, underactive thyroid, Lyme disease, lupus, and multiple chemical sensitivity. Fibromyalgia is usually diagnosed after other possible causes have been ruled out. To diagnose fibromyalgia, your doctor will...

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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