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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.


Ello, new to this site

Started by Michelle in Introductions. Last reply by Auburnm 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

Firstly, I want to say thank you for the people who commented on my page giving me a warm welcome and support. Thank you <3  My Names Michelle, but everyone just calls me 'Shelly'. I've been dealing with Fibro for 16 months now, it's been a right…Continue

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Stressed and In Pain

Started by Traci in Emotional Support. Last reply by Traci 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

This is the first time I have started a thread here so many of you may not know me yet but tonight I definitely need some support.  My husband and I just returned from a 4 night trip to our home town 5 hours away to visit his parents.  His mother…Continue

Work, Holidays and Exhaustion

Started by SaraZ553 in General. Last reply by MrsWeatherill 18 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi,It's only Monday and I'm exhausted already.  Work is very busy and I'm pushing through the pain and fatigue to keep going...I'm sitting at my desk wondering how I am going to make it through the rest of the day and be productive? I honestly just…Continue

Was my Fibro dormant before flare-ups??

Started by Laurie in General. Last reply by AnneV 10 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi everyone - I just wanted to say that I was around 32 when I was diagnosed with Fibro. Before this, I was pretty healthy and had no joint pains at all. I have read articles over the years how Fibro can flare-up during stressful times and/or…Continue

Tripping ALL over the place. So Embarrassing!!

Started by Laurie in General. Last reply by Laurie 23 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hi everyone. Well, I certainly have started the day out with a bang - and it's only mid-morning! Since I was diagnosed with Fibro many years - as time went on, I have developed balance problems. As I get older - the worst it gets. (Sigh)I am…Continue

Can mercury in amalgam fillings cause fibromyalgia? (from Plasmaboy)

Started by dancermom in Journal Articles and Reference Materials yesterday. 0 Replies

Ingegerd Rosborg and her colleagues from the University Hospital in Goteburg, Sweden compared the levels of trace elements in the blood and urine of 38 females with fibromyalgia with 41 female controls to determine whether these elements have any…Continue

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Fibro and small children

Posted by R'Nita Murphy on November 24, 2014 at 10:39pm 1 Comment

Hi. I was recently diagnosed but the pain I feel has been going on for quite some time. I have two children, ages 5 & 3. They do not fully understand the extent of my pain. It hurts me knowing that I am physically restrained to be active with… Continue

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