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2019 Nov

Int J Rheum Dis



Fibromyalgia, sleep disturbance and menopause: Is there a relationship? A literature review.


Dias R C A, Kulak Junior J, Ferreira da Costa E H, Nisihara R M
Int J Rheum Dis. 2019 Nov; 22(11):1961-1971.
PMID: 31612618.


Fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms worsen in a significant portion of patients with the onset of menopause. Some patients report that their symptoms begin after menopause, suggesting a relationship between these entities. Sleep disturbance is a common condition in FM and menopause, and it is associated with chronic pain.