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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

Fibro Action UK (FMA UK)
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Helpline 0300 999 3333
Welfare Benefits helpliine 0300 999 0055


UK Fibromyalgia
Tel. 01202 259155
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find your local support group:
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Fibromates Northwest - Fibromyalgia Support Group now meets online on Facebook
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Children & young people Fibromyalgia in Children and Teens (WebMD)
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Online resources Corona Virus Information (FMA-UK)
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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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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): Fibromyalgia
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

News and events The University of Liverpool's Pain Research Institute is looking for volunteers for research into Fibromyalgia
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Our resources

Living with fibromyalgiaThe 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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