A 35-Year-Old Woman with Whole Body Pain: Fibromyalgia



Fibromyalgia is a disease that can significantly impact the quality of life of numerous patients. Patients present with widespread pain in addition to associated symptoms such as sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. The disease is more prevalent among women. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, symptoms can be decreased with the appropriate treatment plan. Treatment involves a stepwise approach including patient education, medications, and physical and psychological therapies. Patients who adhere to their treatment plans have the best chance of successful recovery.


Fibromyalgia Chronic widespread pain syndrome Whole body pain Fibromyalgia pain treatment Fibrositis syndrome American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA

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