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.