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Fibromyalgia

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Introduction
Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia has many symptoms that tend to vary from person to person. The main symptom is widespread pain.
Causes of fibromyalgia
It's not clear why some people develop fibromyalgia. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely a number of factors are involved.
Diagnosing fibromyalgia
If you think you have fibromyalgia, visit your GP. Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult, as there is no specific test that can diagnose the condition.
Treating fibromyalgia
There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but treatment can ease some of your symptoms and improve quality of life.
Self-help for fibromyalgia
If you have fibromyalgia, there are several ways to change your lifestyle to help relieve your symptoms and make your condition easier to live with.
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