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Times of intense symptoms, often called flares, setbacks, crashes or relapses, are a common and often demoralizing part of CFS and fibromyalgia. In addition to creating additional pain and discomfort, they can be deeply troubling, creating the worry that you will never gain control over your illness. 

But there are things you can do to reduce their frequency and severity. Use the strategies in this section to lessen the impact of setbacks on your life.


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