What are the potential complications of fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Potential complications of fibromyalgia include the following:

  • Extreme allodynia with high levels of distress
  • Opioid or alcohol dependence
  • Marked functional impairment
  • Severe depression and anxiety
  • Obesity and physical deconditioning
  • Metabolic syndrome

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