8 doctors weighed in:
Can fibromyalgia be fatal?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can be challenging to treat, but it is not fatal.

In brief: No
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can be challenging to treat, but it is not fatal.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not directly
Not directly & organs continue balanced function.
Major depression oft evolves &, combined w. severe pain, can potentially arouse suicidal ideations. Opiates officially discouraged for FM; based on authority of "hyperalgesia", an unproven theoretical concept. Pain control of FM patients oft problematic & ineffective. Suicide acts unfortunately unstudied.

In brief: Not directly
Not directly & organs continue balanced function.
Major depression oft evolves &, combined w. severe pain, can potentially arouse suicidal ideations. Opiates officially discouraged for FM; based on authority of "hyperalgesia", an unproven theoretical concept. Pain control of FM patients oft problematic & ineffective. Suicide acts unfortunately unstudied.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
As far as we know, no.
In fact it is not felt to shorten lifespan at all. However it is a painful condition with a variety of manifestations. Its severity can range from mild where people lead completely normal lives to severe where people are significantly disabled.

In brief: No
As far as we know, no.
In fact it is not felt to shorten lifespan at all. However it is a painful condition with a variety of manifestations. Its severity can range from mild where people lead completely normal lives to severe where people are significantly disabled.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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