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Can there be an age limit for fibro myalgia, and could it cause swelling in hands and feet?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Probably not

Fibromyalgia ranges at least from adolescence and probably from early in childhood.
Growing older does not spare anyone. Swelling (if objective) would have a different cause.

In brief: Probably not

Fibromyalgia ranges at least from adolescence and probably from early in childhood.
Growing older does not spare anyone. Swelling (if objective) would have a different cause.
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Dr. I. Jon Russell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No age limit

The fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] is known to affect individuals from early childhood [nearly equal frequency in boys and girls] to the elderly.
It can start at any age. In adults, fms is much [7-9 times] more common among females than among males. The most common age for fms is 40-60 years. The prevalence of fms increases with age up to about 70 years, after which it seems to decline.

In brief: No age limit

The fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] is known to affect individuals from early childhood [nearly equal frequency in boys and girls] to the elderly.
It can start at any age. In adults, fms is much [7-9 times] more common among females than among males. The most common age for fms is 40-60 years. The prevalence of fms increases with age up to about 70 years, after which it seems to decline.
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