Huge spike in ‘hidden’ illness fibromyalgia in North East that leaves patients in lifetime of agony – Chronicle Live

North East hospitals ranked well compared to others during the NHS winter rush (Image: PA)

Cases of a little-understood condition that can cause sufferers a lifetime of agony are on the increase in the North East.

The number of people in the region suffering from fibromyalgia – a condition causing unexplained widespread pain – has soared in recent years, new NHS figures suggest.

While data on the condition remains limited, the health service does track the number of times fibromyalgia is seen.

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