Fibromyalgia (FMS) is often considered an "old woman's" illness, even though the average age of diagnosis is now in the mid-30s. Some doctors refuse to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in young people because they're clinging to the long-outdated notion of "yuppy flu" and burnout.
In reality, these illness are in no way constrained by age. The risk might be lower during certain times of life, but that doesn't make them impossible -- especially if there's a family history.
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