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What is fibromyalgia-related pain?

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Fibromyalgia-related pain is pain that causes you to ache all over. You may have painful "trigger points," places on your body that hurt no matter what medication you take. Your muscles may feel like they have been overworked or pulled even though you haven't exercised. Sometimes, your muscles will twitch. Other times they will burn or ache with deep stabbing pain. Some patients with fibromyalgia have pain and achiness around the joints in their neck, shoulders, back, and hips. This kind of pain makes it difficult to sleep or exercise.

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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