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What is fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition affecting your bones and muscles, yet it's often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Its classic symptoms are widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue.

There's no cure, but a combination of medication, exercise, stress management, and healthy habits may ease your symptoms enough that you can live a normal, active life.

From: What Is Fibromyalgia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Is It?"

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

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

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

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 26, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Is It?"

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

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

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

Behm, F. , 2012. BMC Clinical Pathology

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 26, 2017

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