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Causes

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.

Read more on the NHS website.

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

Symptoms of fibromyalgia

As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:

If you think you have fibromyalgia, visit a GP. Treatment is available to ease some of its symptoms, although they're unlikely to disappear completely.

Read more on the NHS website.

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

Medical treatments

Although there's currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms and make the condition easier to live with.

Treatment tends to be a combination of:

Exercise in particular has been found to have a number of important benefits for people with fibromyalgia, including helping to reduce pain.

Read more on the NHS website.

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.

Read more on the NHS website.