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Fibromyalgia

About fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes muscular pain across your whole body. We don't know what causes fibromyalgia, but evidence suggests that people with fibromyalgia experience pain in a different way.

Fibromyalgia can have a big impact on your quality of life, and can affect you long-term, but it is not a life-threatening condition. There are many treatments that can reduce pain and help you get on with life.

Do I have fibromyalgia?

If you are worried that you might have fibromyalgia, or you are feeling a lot of pain, tiredness, and stiffness, make an appointment with your general practice team.

See also:

Persistent pain (chronic pain)

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Fibromyalgia tests & diagnosis

Living with fibromyalgia

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