fibromyalgia

noun
fi·​bro·​my·​al·​gia | \ ˌfī-ˌbrō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē)ə How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio) \

Definition of fibromyalgia

: a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances

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Other Words from fibromyalgia

fibromyalgic \ ˌfī-​ˌbrō-​ˌmī-​ˈal-​jik How to pronounce fibromyalgic (audio) \ adjective
fibromyalgic pain fibromyalgic patients
fibromyalgic noun, plural fibromyalgics
Most fibromyalgics are women who have gradual onset of symptoms between the ages of 20 and 45. — Landis Lum

Examples of fibromyalgia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chronic pain forced Jan, 66, a 10-year CPA member living with fibromyalgia in Phoenix, to give up bicycling, leave her job as an accountant, and stop babysitting her grandchildren. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "People Living With Chronic Pain Are Turning to This Support Group for Help," 16 Sep. 2019 She was quickly diagnosed with a variety of ailments, including severe fatigue, seizures, migraines, routine loss of consciousness and fibromyalgia among others. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Stem cell therapy gives Katy woman new lease on life," 12 Aug. 2019 The medication, otherwise known as pregabalin, is used for seizures and fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic, widespread pain. CBS News, "FDA approves first generic copies of nerve pain drug Lyrica," 22 July 2019 Her mom used it for her fibromyalgia, and her dad for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Most doctors won’t OK Missouri medical marijuana requests. But these KC clinics will," 4 June 2019 In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, the pop star opened up further about her health and about the misconceptions that inevitably follow diagnoses of fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses. Andrea Park, Allure, "Lady Gaga Opens Up in Vogue Interview About Struggling With Fibromyalgia and PTSD," 12 Sep. 2018 Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Type I and Type II diabetes, fibromyalgia, spinal cord injury, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and rheumatoid arthritis. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Judge approves class action case against clinic peddling unproven stem cell therapy," 1 July 2019 Richard said many who write to him claim ASMR has helped them with everything from insomnia to fibromyalgia. Annie Vainshtein, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you ever wanted to know about ASMR," 27 June 2019 But Ohio also has some rarer conditions on its list including sickle cell disease, fibromyalgia and Tourette syndrome. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Medical marijuana: Ohio board votes today on whether autism, anxiety will be qualifying conditions," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of fibromyalgia

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fibromyalgia

New Latin

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fibromyalgia

noun
fi·​bro·​my·​al·​gia | \ ˌfī-(ˌ)brō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibromyalgia

: a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances

called also fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis

Other Words from fibromyalgia

fibromyalgic \ ˌfī-​(ˌ)brō-​ˌmī-​ˈal-​jik How to pronounce fibromyalgic (audio) \ adjective or noun

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