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Because researchers have such a limited understanding of the cause(s) of fibromyalgia, there are no known ways to reduce your risk of developing this condition.


Fibromyalgia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 15, 2013. Accessed August 8, 2013.

Last reviewed September 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

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