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How does the chronic pain from fibromyalgia affect your life?

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Pain from fibromyalgia can seem unending. The headaches, neck pain, aching joints, and painful tender points prevent restful sleep, which in turn causes more problems. Pain in your foot, hip, or joints can keep you from exercising. Juggling a job can be a challenge, as is managing relationships with family and loved ones. The disease can make you feel overwhelmed, stressed, isolated, and depressed.

From: Fibromyalgia Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fibromyalgia." Fibromyalgia Network: "Symptoms." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.




The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fibromyalgia." Fibromyalgia Network: "Symptoms." Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.




The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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