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.
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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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