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Health Tip: If You Have Fibromyalgia

(HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia is a disorder with no identified cause that results in fatigue and widespread pain. As many as 90% of people who are diagnosed with the disorder are women.

The National Women's Health Information Center offers this list of typical symptoms:

  • Pain in the muscles and joints, and joint stiffness.
  • Fatigue.
  • Insomnia.
  • Headache.
  • Pain in the jaw.
  • Feelings of nervousness or depression.
  • A tingly sensation in the feet and hands.
  • Cramps in the legs.
  • Difficulty remembering and thinking.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Painful menstrual cramps.
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ache, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or abdominal cramps.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Pain during urination, or having to urinate often.

-- Diana Kohnle

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