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Fibromyalgia

Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Questions and answers cover causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia, and what you can do to feel better.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Chronic Pain: Working with Your Physician

Read these tips and suggestions that can help you find your way through the maze of medical care and improve your pain.

Review Date: June 23, 2011

National Pain Foundation

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is defined by chronic widespread muscular pain and tenderness, and affects 2 to 4% of the population, especially women. Find out about the causes and treatment of fibromyalgia, tips on living with this condition, and a listing of medical experts (rheumatologists) who treat it.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

American College of Rheumatology

Fibromyalgia: Daily Living

Find support, articles on coping, and advice on daily living with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Fibromyalgia Network

Find a Rheumatologist

This page will help you find a rheumatology health professional in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American College of Rheumatology

Guide to Fibromyalgia Management- (PDF)

This document discusses drug therapies, physical rehabilitation, chiropractic, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy and other treatments to help those who suffer from fibromyalgia.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

National Fibromyalgia Partnership

Support Group Directory: National Fibromyalgia Association

The NFA has created the FM Support Group Directory as a service to the fibromyalgia communities’ patients and caregivers to assist them in finding the nearest support group.

Review Date: April 26, 2011

National Fibromyalgia Association