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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. It has been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Painful areas are called tender points.  Tender points are found in the soft tissue on the back of the neck, shoulders, chest, lower back, hips, shins, elbows, and knees.  The pain then spreads out from these areas. The pain may feel like a deep ache, or a shooting, burning pain. The joints are not affected, although the pain may feel like it is coming from the joints. To be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you must have had at least 3 months of widespread pain, and pain and tenderness in at least 11 of 18...

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when...

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