Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Questions and answers cover causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia, and what you can do to feel better.

Review Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse


Fibromyalgia is defined by chronic widespread muscular pain and tenderness, and affects 2 to 4% of the population, especially women. Find out about the causes and treatment of fibromyalgia, tips on living with this condition, and a listing of medical experts (rheumatologists) who treat it.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

American College of Rheumatology

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