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Fibromyalgia: symptoms, causes and management

Fibromyalgia: symptoms, causes and management

Headaches, pain in the neck and back, and fatigue are all symptoms associated with fibromyalgia

From this pharmacy CPD module on fibromyalgia you will learn:

  • What fibromyalgia is and its causes, symptoms and diagnosis
  • The pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments used to manage the condition
  • Advice and support pharmacists can give to patients living with fibromyalgia

Download the module - including the 5-minute test - here.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue that can affect the whole body. The term is derived from ‘fibro’ for fibrous tissues, ‘my’ indicating muscles and ‘algia’, which means pain.

An anonymous blogger, writing for the Guardian in 2015, described the onset of the condition as: “Pain [which] intensified and went to my head, jaw, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. I thought I was dying. That was two years ago,

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