Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder. It results in deep muscle aches with burning, tingling, throbbing, and intense and lasting pain. The exact cause is not known. Some things thought to play a role are:
- Family history
- Hormone problems
- Stressors, such as infection, trauma, and mental stress
- Nervous system problems
- Vitamin deficiencies
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Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD Last Updated: 3/5/2021