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at what age do people usually get fibromyalgia and what are their symptoms?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Women under 40: Fibromyalgia can occur at any age but most commonly affects women, usually starting before the age of forty. Symptoms include chronic, generalized pain, fatigue, headaches, disrupted sleep and GI problems.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: If u r asking about symptoms, please refer to the diagram.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Varies: Age onset fibromyalgia (FM) might give insight to causation. Children oft w. inherited Joint Hypermobility. Women get in childbearing years, when their pelvises loosened by childbirth. Men commonly develop years after severe low back/pelvis mechanical injury from lifting, falling, or MVA. Perhaps ligament damage of low back & pelvis is primary, then sedentary lifestyle & painful muscle spasms.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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