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Name Fibromyalgia
Related to/Also known as Myofascial pain syndrome
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia means "pain coming from the muscles and fibrous tissues" (such as tendons and ligaments), and the condition is characterised by muscle aches and pains. Other symptoms often include fatigue, sleep disturbance and headache.
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Useful national contacts Fibromyalgia Action UK
Helpline: 0844 887 2444, 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri
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UK Fibromyalgia
Tel. 01202 259155
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Online resources NHS Choices: Fibromyalgia
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NHS Choices video: Fibromyalgia: Suzanne's Story
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Cochrane Evidence: Acupuncture for fibromyalgia
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Cochrane Evidence: Exercise for fibromyalgia
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"Exercise 'beneficial' for easing fibromyalgia-related fatigue" (Arthritis Research UK)
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Fibromyalgia Forum (The Fibromyalgia Magazine)
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Centers for Disease Control (U.S.): Fibromyalgia
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Our resources

Living with fibromyalgia The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Fibromyalgia and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Living with Fibromyalgia by Christine Craggs-Hinton. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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