But it was not until recently that fibromyalgia has begun to be understood and accepted.
The term fibromyalgia is taken from Latin and Greek words:
|1981||The first scientific study confirmed that symptoms and tender points could be found in the body.|
|1990||The American College of Rheumatology wrote the first set of guidelines to help diagnose fibromyalgia.|
|2005||The first guidelines for treating fibromyalgia pain were published by the American Pain Society.|
|2007||The first prescription medication was FDA-approved to manage fibromyalgia.|
Researchers continue to learn more about fibromyalgia. As they do, they may also find new medications and other treatments to help manage fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms.
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