Fibromyalgia

Taken from National Fibromyalgia Association

Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.

Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.

Links for more info…

National Fibromyalgia Association

National Fibromyalgia Association Facebook

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association

National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association Facebook

If any of you have Fibro links with good info let me know!

If you have a blog that includes Fibro let me know also and I’ll link you on this page. It can be about anything. It doesn’t have to be only about Fibro.

Thanks!

Jen

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