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Pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your body that warns you something is wrong. While this feeling is the body's way of alerting your brain that there is a problem, it can go on for weeks, months, or longer. Pain becomes a part of your very existence. At that point, pain becomes not only a symptom but the disease itself.

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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