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Understanding Fibromyalgia: Frequently Asked Questions

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Updated October 01, 2013

Understanding fibromyalgia is difficult, and a diagnosis can raise more questions than answers. To help you get started, look through these frequently asked questions.

A progressive illness is one that gets worse over time, or may have a predictable path. What can you expect in your case?
Is Fibromyalgia Progressive?

A lot of chronic pain conditions destroy bones or tissues. Find out what impact fibromyalgia has on the body.
Is Fibromyalgia Degenerative?

Fibromyalgia symptoms are really similar to those of lupus or multiple sclerosis, which are autoimmune diseases.
Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disease?

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have really similar symptoms and treatments, and some websites seem to use the terms interchangably.
Are Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the Same Thing?

Over-the-counter painkillers such as Aleve (naproxen), Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen) work well most of the time. Why don't they help with the pain of fibromyalgia?
Why Don't NSAIDs Work for Fibromyalgia Pain?

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