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Fibromyalgia

The severity of fibromyalgia syndrome symptoms—with generally continuing high levels of self-reported symptoms and distress for most patients—does not show clinically meaningful improvement over time.

(AUDIO) What can you do when the recommended medications for fibromyalgia aren’t working? Listen to Chad Boomershine MD describe the advantages and complexities of combination drug therapy for this condition.

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a complex disorder of chronic, widespread pain and tenderness usually accompanied by numerous other symptoms, including fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, nonrestorative sleep, depression, anxiety, and stiffness.

"Doctor, I'm so relieved to see you," the patient said. "The nurse practitioner told me I have osteoarthritis (OA) all over. I hurt terribly.

Cigarette smokers are much more likely to report having persistent musculoskeletal pain than nonsmokers, according to an American Pain Society (APS) study.

An analysis of subjects in the control arm of randomized trials about fibromyalgia shows that people with the disorder are unusually prone to adverse effects that lead to treatment discontinuation.

We have long known that many adolescents have chronic pain. A new study highlights just how widespread it is—and the significant impact it can have.

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