How can I prevent fibromyalgia?

Because experts don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, you can’t really take steps to prevent it. Still, it’s always a good idea to:

  • Minimize stress.
  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Manage arthritis, depression or other conditions.
  • Stay active and exercise regularly.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/01/2020.


  • American College of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia. Accessed 11/3/2020.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fibromyalgia. Accessed 11/3/2020.
  • National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. What Is Fibromyalgia? Accessed 11/3/2020.
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Fibromyalgia. Accessed 11/3/2020.

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