It's not clear why some people develop fibromyalgia. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely that a number of factors are involved.


Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain and extreme tiredness.


Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person. The main symptom is pain all over your body.


There's no cure for fibromyalgia, but treatments like painkillers, talking therapies and exercise programmes may help ease some of your symptoms.


It's not clear what causes fibromyalgia. It can start after a stressful event like an injury, illness or the death of a loved one.

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