Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful disorder, which is characterised by widespread pain in the body, restless sleep, feeling tired (even after spending adequate amount of time in bed), chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and disturbances in bowel movement. Fibromyalgia is also called fibromyalgia syndrome and abbreviated FMS. Formerly it was known as fibrositis.
Consult a doctor if you have one or more of the following problems suggestive of some significant medical problem:
These are some symptoms that may occur in a person with fibromyalgia. Similar symptoms, however, can be caused by several other illnesses. Your doctor may examine you and if needed, do tests to diagnose the cause and treat the symptoms.
If you have fibromyalgia, consult your doctor if:
Who to consult
Some healthcare professionals, who may be consulted for fibromyalgia include:
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