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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.


A Warning for Our Members

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Many of you are already aware that there are people out there that claim to have cures for rare diseases, not just FMS, but many chronic illnesses that are associated with chronic pain and discomfort. We have a lot of really bright people on this…Continue

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What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)?

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

FMS is a physical disorder that can cause several different symptoms to occur together. It affects more women than men and usually appears after a physical trauma, infection, severe emotional stress, or in addition to another pain-causing disease…Continue

Tags: definition, Fibromyalgia, Fibro, FMS

Prescription Drug Savings

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Brand Name Drugs: Copay Coupons and Patient Assitance ProgramsDrug companies offer a number of co-pay assistance options for the drugs still under trade. This includes many of the drugs for treating Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), such as Lyrica and;…Continue

Tags: Coupons, Insurance, Savings, Medications, Drugs

Preparing for Your First Appointment

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

If you are ready for your first appointment with a specialist to discuss your pain symptoms, there are a few things that you can do to help you make the most of the time you have with the doctor. This guide has tips that you can employ to make sure…Continue

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS):

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

So you have pain all over, trouble sleeping, brain fog or just feel out of it. Maybe you already have a condition that causes chronic pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or had a physical trauma. Now, you have this pain that won’t go away and…Continue

Tags: Assessment, Diagnose, Exam, Tests, FMS

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