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10 Facts About Fibromyalgia
No, you're not crazy... Fibromyalgia pain is real—just ask the 6 million Americans who deal with it every day. But that doesn't mean your doctors or friends will always believe you. In fact, it can take several years and half a dozen doctors to get a diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a ghost of an ailment; it can cause life-altering pain, but it remains invisible to conventional tests. The condition affects millions of Americans, predominantly women (about 3.4% of women have it, compared with 0.5% of men). Thankfully, as awareness of the condition grows, new research offers hope in treating fibromyalgia symptoms and getting pain relief. Read on to learn how to heal.