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The 10 Most Common Signs of Fibromyalgia

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Causing widespread pain to an estimated 5.8 million people in the United States, Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder that amplifies the way the brain processes pain, often leaving the body’s pain receptors in hyper drive.

The condition causes widespread pain—and in turn fatigue, sleep deprivation, and depression—and typically begins following some type of severe physical trauma, such as an accident, surgery, or massive psychological stress.

Fibromyalgia patients complain of a myriad of symptoms associated with pain throughout the entire body. Here are the ten most common symptoms of fibromyalgia…

1. Pain

The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is continuous stabbing pain throughout the entire body.  However, some patients suffer pain only at certain times—for instance, if the weather is damp or stress is high—while others feel it primarily in certain areas (i.e., the legs).

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