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An Update on Fibromyalgia Syndrome Medscape

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/707578

Description: Fibromyalgia is a chronic, musculoskeletal, non inflammatory pain disorder. Patients frequently suffer from sleep disturbances, headaches, anxiety, morning stiffness, and a poor sense of well-being. It is estimated that approximately 6 million Americans live with this condition. Fibromyalgia is characterized by the presence of at least 11 tender points, as well as widespread bilateral pain for at least 3 months. If left untreated, it may lead to a significant impairment in patients' quality of life or even disability. Although the exact pathophysiology of fibromyalgia remains a source of speculation, several treatment modalities are available to patients with this condition.
An Update on Fibromyalgia Syndrome: The Multimodal Therapeutic Approach Tamara M. Rosenzweig, PharmD, BCPS; Tara M. Thomas, RPh, MBA Published: 08/27/2009

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