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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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Common Misdiagnoses of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by widespread chronic pain and fatigue with no known cause. It's not fatal. Though the pain may not have been caused by an injury, it is real. When fibromyalgia is diagnosed and treated properly, most people have a significant reduction in symptoms and a much better quality of life. But diagnosing fibromyalgia is often difficult. Its symptoms can mimic those of other conditions. Here's a look at the common ways that fibromyalgia can be misdiagnosed.

Read the Common Misdiagnoses of Fibromyalgia article > >

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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