Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with often debilitating symptoms such as muscle, tendon, and joint pain, in addition to fatigue. Because symptoms often overlap with other diseases and the condition is not well understood, it can take years for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed.

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I'm a 22-Year-Old With Fibromyalgia—and Some Days I Wish I Could Detach Myself From My Body
After years of debilitating pain, Bel Banta was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder that's not well understood by doctors. Here, she shares what it's like to be 22 years old and living with episodes of chronic pain few people are aware of.
Carrie Ann Inaba Gets Emotional Discussing Her Struggles with Autoimmune Condition: 'I Feel Shame'
"I feel so much shame when I go through these things, because I want to be what people see. And people see a healthy person," Inaba said on The Talk.
Lady Gaga Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia—Here's What to Know About the Painful Disorder
The condition involves chronic, widespread pain, and can also cause weakness, fatigue, and memory problems.
Lady Gaga Cancels the European Leg of her World Tour: 'I Have to Be With My Doctors Right Now'
Lady Gaga, who recently revealed she suffered from fibromyalgia, announced she was canceling the European leg of her world tour, citing severe physical pain from.
How Fibro Fog Clouds Thinking and How to Break Through It
Fibromyalgia patients sometimes have to fight to think clearly

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7 Conditions Linked to Fibromyalgia
About 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, which is characterized by painful, tender points along the body; fatigue; and sleeplessness. Unfortunately, people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have certain other conditions too.
18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia
Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is highly personal, so one person’s “I hurt all over” isn’t necessarily the same as another person’s “I hurt all over.” That’s why doctors often check for certain tender points on the body when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia. These 18 points (9 pairs) tend to be painful when pressed, and may spread pain to other body parts.

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