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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.
Hi everyone!! I found u all several months ago but the pain has kept me away. I know right now I'm pretty depressed. I was wondering if anyone struggles with not eating enough? I have 2 force myself to eat 2 take my meds 3 times a day & people…Continue
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! I really appreciated it! I have been pretty tied up lately with colitis and fibro! Yuck so haven't been very active but it was so nice to see you were still thinking of me! Big hugs! Xxx
I'm so happy to have found a place to get and give support. I have been pretty down since being diagnosed. It's a mixed bag for me. I wanted answers to what was happening to me. Why I feel so horrible. Then To get diagnosed with something that so…Continue
I am a well read person but have horrible computer skills. Would someone put up a link to this study for me please?I am going to explain this poorly but here's the gist and why it's important.Here is "proof" the pain you feel is real.They show very…Continue
Hello, my name is Valerie and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in August of 2013. I am a wife, mom, part time college student, and full time administrative assistant. I have suffered with joint pain for over five years before being diagnosed. I…Continue
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