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A syndrome marked by chronic, widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissues with defined points of tenderness and often multiple other symptoms, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, and bowel dysfunction.


(Medicine) a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches


(ˌfaɪ brəˈsaɪ tɪs)
a chronic disease syndrome marked by debilitating fatigue, widespread muscular pain, and tenderness at specific points on the body.
[1904; fibrose fibrous, to form fibrous tissue]


, fibromyalgia syndrome
n. fibromialgia, condición crónica generalizada que resulta en dolor y rigidez en los músculos y los tejidos blandos.


n fibromialgia; síndrome crónico de dolor muscular, fatiga y otros malestares
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US-based biomedical company EpicGenetics' FM/a Test for fibromyalgia is now available in Canada, the company said.
Brady's book The Fibro Fix is a cutting-edge, definitive guide for patients who have fibromyalgia to better understand what is going on and to start getting real relief from chronic pain and fatigue.
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Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology, medicine (rheumatology) and psychiatry at the University of Michigan, fibromyalgia is much better understood currently than in years past, and effective treatment is now possible.
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The clinical relevance of this new finding lies in the fact that up to 70% of fibromyalgia patients have a lifetime history of depression, and about 25% are on antidepressants when they present for treatment of fibromyalgia.
I hope to convey the feeling that there is somewhat of a paradigm change in the recommendations regarding treatment of fibromyalgia as expressed by these three guidelines," he said at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.
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Sommer stressed that "these somatic findings are too strong to allow classification" of these patients with fibromyalgia as having a somatoform pain disorder.
Canadians with fibromyalgia struggle not only with real and debilitating symptoms, they also struggle with a health and social services system that has little understanding of their condition.
One theory has held that fibromyalgia "wind-up" pain-in which repeated touches create pain that intensifies with each new contact-is caused by an abnormality in the spinal cord structures that process NMDA.