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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder characterized by chronic pain in different parts of the body. Aside from widespread pain, other symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.

Person with Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) experienced chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure). Fibromyalgia's exact cause is unknown but is believed to involve psychological, genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors. Fibromyalgia symptoms are not restricted to pain, leading to the use of the alternative term fibromyalgia syndrome for the condition. Other symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.


What does your fibro pain feel like?

Started by Petunia Girl in General. Last reply by Lizzy 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

I am hoping that many, many people who visit here will speak up on this topic.  After all, we're the experts on it and we can teach others through discussing it.What does your fibro pain feel like?  Mine feels like someone smashed my lower back with…Continue


Started by Susan in General 6 hours ago. 0 Replies


Has anyone gotten the gastric band since being attacked by fibro?

Started by Petunia Girl in General 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi all,I'm considering getting the gastric band because my weight has increased a lot after taking my meds.  i am now of a size to be able to get it.  I would like to know if anyone here has done it and also has anyone done it after fibro?  i don't…Continue

bladder out of control

Started by Dana in Emotional Support. Last reply by Lucy1 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'm new to Fibro and I've been reading a lot and going to my Rheumatologist. Last week I had an infection, they found E coli in my urine and gave me meds, which seemed to help. Then this weekend I started having symptoms again and then tonight I…Continue


Started by Kim McKenzie in General. Last reply by Petunia Girl 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

This has probably been discussed at length before, but I'm new to this group... So, The fibro has gotten so bad that working full time is impossible. So, I'm getting ready to apply for disability. What can I expect?

Anyone try "Milnacipran" marketed under the brand name of "Savella"?

Started by Kas in General. Last reply by Luna01 11 hours ago. 5 Replies

I read an article on this as the new FM drug and wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with it?

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