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Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues [1]. It is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body, as well as fatigue and trouble with cognition [2]. The pain and tenderness tend to come and go and can be triggered by stress or physical activity [3]. It is not known what causes it, but there are theories that suggest genetics, infections or trauma may play a role in its development [4]. Treatment typically includes medications such as antidepressants or anticonvulsants to help manage symptoms. Other treatments include lifestyle changes such as exercise, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), massage therapy or acupuncture [5][6][7].

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas of the body. It is estimated to affect up to 5 million Americans age 18 or older. Symptoms can vary from person to person but may include:

-Chronic muscle pain and stiffness
-Sleep disturbances 
-Cognitive difficulties (“fibro fog”) 
-Depression and anxiety 
-Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
-Numbness or tingling in hands and feet  

Treatment for fibromyalgia typically includes medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, opioids, sleep aids, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), physical therapy/exercise programs, massage therapy/acupuncture/chiropractic care.