fibromyalgia

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

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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fibromyalgic \ˌfī-​ˌbrō-​ˌmī-​ˈal-​jik \ 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

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But the type of fatigue associated with conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome is an entirely different beast. Caitlin Flynn, Allure, "7 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone With a Chronic or Invisible Illness," 16 Oct. 2018 The thing is, research has shown that some mood and anxiety disorders are more common in women with lupus compared to the general population, and about 20 percent of people with fibromyalgia also suffer from a mood or anxiety disorder. Caitlin Flynn, Allure, "7 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone With a Chronic or Invisible Illness," 16 Oct. 2018 Complicating matters, fibromyalgia often coexists with other conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome and migraines. Leslie Goldman, Woman's Day, "More Women Have Fibromyalgia Than Breast Cancer," 10 Sep. 2017 Aerie is being praised for its latest campaign featuring a diverse range of real and unretouched models, including those in wheelchairs, with crutches, insulin pumps, hearing aids, vitiligo, Down syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer and more. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Aerie's latest inclusive campaign featuring women with disabilities and medical conditions praised online," 12 July 2018 Pfizer expects to lose U.S. exclusivity of Lyrica, a painkiller for helping with diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia, as early as December. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Pfizer to Reorganize Business Units," 11 July 2018 White has fibromyalgia, which her doctor treats with Cymbalta, an antidepressant that helps treat the symptoms. Avichai Scher /, NBC News, "Here's a surprising extreme heat risk for 1 in 6 Americans," 28 June 2018 So began Winnett’s medical odyssey that, 15 years later, would bring a successful disability claim for fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by muscle pain and chronic fatigue. Bill Lambrecht, San Antonio Express-News, "Gulf War Illness," 12 May 2018 Chronic pain is a broad category that includes arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and even opioid addiction disorder, said Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "Most medical patients in New Jersey may now be eligible to use cannabis," 28 Mar. 2018

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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 \

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

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