Young Fibromyalgia Patients Report Worse Symptoms Than Older Patients, Mayo Clinic Study Shows


Young Fibromyalgia Patients Report Worse Symptoms Than Older Patients, Mayo Clinic Study Shows

Blog post by Sharon Theimer on MayoClinic.org

“SAN DIEGO — It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Fibromyalgia most often strikes women. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. The research, one of several Mayo studies being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, suggests the disorder plays out differently among different age groups.”

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