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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common but widely misdiagnosed and misunderstood disorder. It is characterized by widespread muscle and joint pain and stiffness accompanied by fatigue, disrupted sleep, struggles with memory or “fibro fog”, anxiety and depression.  Symptoms can begin after a physical or psychological trauma or just appear over time. Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men and even much so as they get older. There are a lot of theories but no definitive cause and no known cure fibromyalgia. However, there are a number of medications that can help treat symptoms along with recommended exercise and relaxation techniques.

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