What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain and extreme tiredness.


Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person. The main symptom is pain all over your body.There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but treatments like painkillers, talking therapies and exercise programmes may help ease some of your symptoms.It’s not clear what causes fibromyalgia. It can start after a stressful event like an injury, illness or the death of a loved one.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person. The main symptom is pain all over your body.


As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:increased sensitivity to painextreme tiredness (fatigue)muscle stiffnessdifficulty sleepingproblems with mental processes (known as “fibro-fog”), such as problems with memory and concentrationheadachesirritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloatingIf you think you have fibromyalgia, visit a GP. Treatment is available to ease some of its symptoms, although they’re unlikely to disappear completely.

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