what is the difference between fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica?

Asked anonymously on 5th August, 2022 at 12:17 pm

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica?

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Dr. Anu Daber

6 years of experience

Rheumatologist

Answered on 12th Aug 2022 at 11:58 pm
Both fibromyalgia and polymyalgia are more common in women than men. Fibromyalgia can occur at any age, but polymyalgia rarely occurs before age 50. The average age of onset is 70. And whereas fibromyalgia is chronic, often lasting a lifetime, polymyalgia usually resolves itself within two years.
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