In this comprehensive leaflet, we consider the causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis for people with Fibromyalgia and how it can overlap with symptoms of ME/CFS.

Fibromyalgia is the name given to a fairly common condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles, fibrous tissues and sometimes the joints. It commonly causes fatigue, sleep disturbance and a number of other symptoms that can also occur in ME/CFS.

As with ME/CFS, there is no diagnostic test and no curative treatment. So management is largely based on the use of drugs to help with symptoms such as pain and activity management programmes.

This comprehensive leaflet also considers:

  • The causes of Fibromyalgia (FM)
  • The symptoms of FM
  • The overlap with ME/CFS
  • How FM is diagnosed
  • Treatment
  • Prognosis

Telephone Helpline

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

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