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Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:
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Fibromyalgia is a common condition, causing widespread pain often alongside other symptoms. It’s thought that as many as 1 person in every 25 may suffer from it.
NHS advice on fibromyalgia.