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Were you looking for information about Fibromyalgia? Fibromialgia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects as many as 1 in every 50 people, is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. While the exact cause or causes of this condition are unknown, many researchers currently believe that it is related to possible problems with how the central nervous system processes pain.
Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. However, like arthritis, it can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person's ability to carry out daily activities.
Some of the medications used to treat this condition include pain relievers (analgesics), antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and antiseizure medicines. Not everyone responds to treatment in the same way. Therefore, changes to the treatment plan may be needed at various times during the course of your treatment.
(Click Fibromyalgia to learn more about this condition and its symptoms, treatment options, and possible causes. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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