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Were you looking for information about Fibromyalgia? Fibromalgia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
 
Fibromyalgia, a condition that affects as many as 1 in every 50 people, is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. For unknown reasons, between 80 percent and 90 percent of those diagnosed with this condition are women; however, men and children can also have this disorder. While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, many researchers currently believe that the disorder centers around possible problems with how the central nervous system processes pain.
 
Most people are diagnosed with fibromyalgia during middle age. Among the tests that may be used to diagnose the condition are a physical exam and certain tests (such as blood tests or x-rays) used to help rule out other conditions.
 
Fibromyalgia can often be managed through lifestyle changes, medications, and alternative treatments (such as massage). Healthcare professionals who may be involved in treating this condition include doctors; physical therapists; and pain, sleep, or mental health specialists. Medications that may be prescribed include antidepressants, antiseizure medicines, and muscle relaxants.
  
(Click Fibromyalgia to learn more about this condition, including a more detailed list of symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, additional treatment options, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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