The relationship between fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis.

  title={The relationship between fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis.},
  author={Daniel J. Clauw and Martin Schmidt and Danilo Radulovi{\'c} and Amy Singer and Patricia Farber Katz and John F. Bresette},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={31 1},
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a relatively uncommon and enigmatic disorder characterized by pain in the bladder and pelvic region, typically accompanied by urinary urgency and frequency. Fibromyalgia is a more common disorder, with the prominent symptoms being diffuse musculoskeletal pain and fatigue, and it has been well established that there is substantial clinical overlap between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Although genitourinary and musculoskeletal symptoms predominate… CONTINUE READING