Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected,... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Psychiatry, rheumatology, neurology
  • Symptoms:  Widespread pain, feeling tired, sleep problems
  • Usual onset:  Middle age
  • Duration:  Long term
  • Causes:  Unknown
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms after ruling out other potential causes
  • Differential diagnosis:  Polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, thyroid disease
  • Medication:  Duloxetine, milnacipran, pregabalin, gabapentin
  • Treatment:  Sufficient sleep and exercise, healthy diet
  • Frequency:  2–8%
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo