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7 Conditions Linked to Fibromyalgia

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About 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, which is characterized by painful, tender points along the body; fatigue; and sleeplessness. 1  of  9 Fibro-related conditions GETTY IMAGES About 10 million Americans have  fibromyalgia , which is characterized by  painful, tender points  along the body; fatigue; sleeplessness; and cognitive issues known as  fibro fog . Unfortunately, people with fibromyalgia are more likely than people in the general population to have certain other conditions too. If you have fibromyalgia, here are seven other health concerns. 2  of  9 Migraines CORBIS A significant number of people with fibromyalgia also experience migraines and/or tension headaches , says Robert Duarte, MD, director of the Pain Institute at the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, in Manhasset, N.Y.  "An underlying disturbance in the brain chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine plays a role in causing headaches a