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Fibromyalgia: Linked to other health problems?

Yes. Fibromyalgia often coexists with other health problems, so your doctor may also ask if you experience:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Jaw pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

In some cases, these coexisting problems might be connected to how your body processes pain signals. In fibromyalgia, your brain amplifies pain signals, so you feel a higher level of pain than what might be commonly expected for certain types of painful stimuli.

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