Fibromyalgia causes you to hurt all over. Fibromyalgia pain can come from painful tender points, aching muscles, chronic headaches, or neck and back pain. It also can cause fatigue, anxiety, and depression that affect your sleep, your career, or your ability to lead an active life. Take a minute to think about how you have felt over the last six months. Which of these statements describes how fibromyalgia affects your life?
David Zelman, MD on September 15, 2012
SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What Causes It?" Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia: What are the effects?" MedLine Plus: "Fibromyalgia." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Fast Facts About Fibromyalgia." American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What is Fibromyalgia." National Fibromyalgia Association: "Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain." National Fibromyalgia Association: "What are the Symptoms?" National Fibromyalgia Society: "What Causes Fibromyalgia?"
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