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Fibromyalgia is Shockingly Similar to Other Conditions

Pain sensitivities

  • Sensitivity: The smallest touches, scrapes, or bruises can take significantly longer to heal and cause more pain than what people without the disorder feel
  • Environmental sensitivity: Exposure to cigarette smoke, abrasive chemicals, cleaning agents, or bright lights can adversely affect the person
  • Chronic headaches: These are caused by muscle stiffness, and they can originate in the person’s back and spread to the shoulders and neck, up until reaching their head