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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Anyone: Women, men and children can get fibromyalgia. However fibromyalgia is much more common among women and people with chronic autoimmune diseases like rh ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Rarely: Fibromyalgia is usually chronic but it can spontaneously resolve on occasion.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Control only: No known cure to fully eradicate, but several medications are quite helpful to control the symptoms. Best success with lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Very common: Fibromyalgia is very common. It affects up to 1 in 50 americans.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: It is a chronic neurologic disease which is not curable. There are medications which can often provide reasonable improvement.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: It is not a progressive disease and it is never fatal. See the excellent information on the www.Arthritis.Org website.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Fibromyalgia does not cause crippling deformities. It is very important to stay active, participate in social activities, and keep a positive outlook ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Burdzy
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Exercise: Lifestyle changes such as daily exercise and stretching routines are the most efective treatments for firomyalgia. There is no magic medication for fi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Not arthritis: Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition that includes non-restful sleep, severe daytime fatigue, and painful hypersensitivity to light touch. It i ... Read More
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