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Medline NLM definition: A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized generally by chronic musculoskeletal pain and diagnosed chiefly by the presence of multiple tender points (tender muscular nodules) at characteristic locations. It is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, swelling, chronic headaches, and pain in neck and shoulders. The average duration is 5 years. Most patients are women aged 20 to 50 years. The cause is unknown and the treatment is not specific.
This web site aims to bring together information and resources to make the pain more bearable, whether you are a sufferer yourself, or whether you care for a sufferer.
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