Fibromyalgia is a disease that typically is diagnosed due to a lack of any other diagnoses- it is characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, impaired deep sleep, headaches, confusion, irritable bowel, and nervous symptoms like depression or anxiety. Approximately 70% of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia meet all the criteria for CFS. It’s not uncommon for those with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia to also have a diagnosis of CFS, Lupus, IBS, or RA. 90% of those diagnosed with this disease are women.
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