Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, September 27th, 2004
Nearly six times more common in women than in men, fibromyalgia is marked by widespread body pain and muscle tenderness, often accompanied by headaches, sleep disturbances, and fatigue. Although its cause remains a mystery, fibromyalgia has been linked to abnormalities in the brain's neurotransmitters, serotonin and norepinephrine - chemicals key to mood and widely recognized for their role in depression. Not all patients with fibromyalgia, however, have...
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