What is Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes widespread pain and sensitivity throughout the body. It is also characterised by a feeling of fatigue and a lack of energy. This can make tasks of everyday living extremely difficult, tiring and painful. As a result, many people with the condition may struggle to do the things that most of us would see as “normal” such as; having a job, taking care of our families, socialising with friends or in the extreme taking care of ourselves. Although many people may have not heard of fibromyalgia it is a fairly common condition affecting 1 in 25 people (Arthritis Research UK).

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