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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:

  • increased sensitivity to pain 
  • fatigue (extreme tiredness) 
  • muscle stiffness 
  • difficulty sleeping 
  • problems with mental processes (known as "fibro-fog") – such as problems with memory and concentration 
  • headaches
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating