Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

Fibromyalgia

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What are the symptoms?

  • Widespread, chronic pain

    Pain for more than three months in the 18 tender points

  • Allodynia

    Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to- or dysfunction of- the peripheral and central nervous system

  • Fatigue

    Feeling exhausted

  • Hyperhidrosis

    Excessive sweating

  • Anxiety

    Feelings of anxiety and panic

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Using New Rx-NAPT Tool to Predict Risk of Noncompliance Among Fibro Patients

Fibromyalgia is a challenging condition to treat. Few of the available treatments are perfect solutions and some may cause side effects of their own. Some treatments may become more effective over time if patients keep taking them and get through the adjustment phase. But unfortunately, many people give up on medications or fail to take … Continue reading "Using New Rx-NAPT Tool to Predict Risk of Noncompliance Among Fibro Patients"...

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Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. It’s not a disease that can be seen on x-rays or ultrasound and much of the symptoms are self-reported by patients. What doctors know about fibromyalgia continues to change and adapt with time. When doctors came up with the initial diagnostic criteria in 1990, the standards used to diagnose fibromyalgia … Continue reading "Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?"...

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What causes it?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown and the subject of research, but it is believed to be caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Genetics. Because fibromyalgia tends to run in families, there may be certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder.
  • Infections. Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Physical or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia can sometimes be triggered by a physical trauma, such as a car accident. Psychological stress may also trigger the condition.
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Genetics

Genetics

Infections

Infections

Physical or emotional trauma

Physical or emotional trauma

How to treat it

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Is Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosed as ADHD in Young People?

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