- Incidence: 60.00 cases per 100,000 person-years
- Peak incidence: 30-40 years
- Sex ratio: more common in females 5:1
- chronic pain: at multiple site, sometimes 'pain all over'
- cognitive impairment: 'fibro fog'
- sleep disturbance, headaches, dizziness are common
classification criteria which lists 9 pairs of tender points on the body. If a patient is tender in at least 11 of these 18 points it makes a diagnosis of fibromyalgia more likely
- aerobic exercise: has the strongest evidence base
- cognitive behavioural therapy
- medication: pregabalin, duloxetine, amitriptyline