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Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic, and debilitating condition. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, in conjunction with specific tender (trigger) points, generalized fatigue, and sleep disturbance. People with this syndrome may also experience gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, trouble concentrating, or psychological symptoms, such as anxiety or depression .
It is estimated that approximately 2% of adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. The majority of the people with fibromyalgia are women, but the condition can occur in men and children as well. Most cases occur between the ages of 20 and 60 years, although fibromyalgia can develop at any age.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, and there has been significant controversy in the medical community about its ori