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7 Fibromyalgia Symptoms Other Than Pain

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Digestive problems

Fibromyalgia patients often report digestive problems that are usually related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which has symptoms that include abdominal pain and constipation or diarrhea.

"Fibromyalgia has come to mean more than just widespread pain," says Dr. Clauw. "It’s the poster child for a constellation [of symptoms] including IBS, interstitial colitis, and chronic fatigue."

Doctors aren’t sure why these two conditions often occur together. One theory is that fibromyalgia medications may be exacerbating constipation, or IBS medications may be causing muscle aches and fatigue.

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