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How does fibromyalgia affect menstrual cramps?

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Women with fibromyalgia may have unusually painful menstrual cramps, often for years, along with their other symptoms.

From: Fibromyalgia Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fibromyalgia."

Fibromyalgia Network: "Symptoms."

National Fibromyalgia Association: "What are the Symptoms?"

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What are the Effects?"

McIlwain, H. , Holt, 2007. The Fibromyalgia Handbook

UpToDate.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fibromyalgia."

Fibromyalgia Network: "Symptoms."

National Fibromyalgia Association: "What are the Symptoms?"

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What are the Effects?"

McIlwain, H. , Holt, 2007. The Fibromyalgia Handbook

UpToDate.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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