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How is fibromyalgia different from other chronic pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Chronic pain is a non-specific term for any painful condition that lasts 3-6 months or longer. Fibromyalgia describes a condition in which there is widespread pain above and below the waist on both sides of the body usually associated with other features like poor sleep, fatigue, sometimes thinking problems, sometimes problems with the bowels and bladder and sometimes depression.

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Chronic pain is a non-specific term for any painful condition that lasts 3-6 months or longer. Fibromyalgia describes a condition in which there is widespread pain above and below the waist on both sides of the body usually associated with other features like poor sleep, fatigue, sometimes thinking problems, sometimes problems with the bowels and bladder and sometimes depression.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

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Fibromyalgia usually implies an acquired condition with pain signalling and processing of unknown etioligy.
This is different from other chronic pain in that there is no localized pain process that initiated the pain condition. However, it may co-exist with other pain conditions. New information shows the benefit of low dose Naltrexone in treatment.. There are other treatments as well.

In brief: See below

Fibromyalgia usually implies an acquired condition with pain signalling and processing of unknown etioligy.
This is different from other chronic pain in that there is no localized pain process that initiated the pain condition. However, it may co-exist with other pain conditions. New information shows the benefit of low dose Naltrexone in treatment.. There are other treatments as well.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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