defines Fibro as: “A syndrome characterized by stiffness, chronic pain, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflamation. Fibromyalgia does not cause body damage or deformity. However, undue fatigue plagues the large majority of patients with fibromyalgia and sleep disorders are common in fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia is considered an arthritis-related condition. However, it is not a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) since it does not cause inflammation in the joints, muscles, or other tissues or damage them. But fibromyalgia can (like arthritis) cause significant pain and fatigue and it can similarly interfere with a person's ability to carry on daily activities.”

Rea Cormick

What is Fibromyalgia

Do you know someone with chronic pain, generalized joint and muscle ache, sleep disturbances, unidentified fatigue, mood changes, numbness or tingling in the extremities, soft tissue swelling, depression, impaired immune deficiency, hypersensitivity, concentration difficulty, memory loss?

If  someone you know has experienced these symptoms, they could have Fibromyalgia. Having the proper information can assist and empower those suffering from Fibromyalgia to take care of themselves. 

Fibromyalgia is a very complex disease to diagnose and treat. With the current knowledge of the condition, I feel that the best course of treatment has to be mapped by the patient themselves. No one medical ideology has a complete treatment available, so as a patient I have found that I have to seek out all avenues of treatments myself.

For a very long time, doctors and scientist has been debating the answer of what is fibromyalgia? Most people take at least 5 years to get properly diagnosed from the very onset of the disease.

Thinking back on my own experiences, I probably had Fibro when I was in my twenties. No one knew why I was always sick, they just knew I had a low immune system.  I did not really got diagnosed until I was in my forties.

So I had Fibromyalgia, but what is Fibromyalgia?

The name fibromyalgia sounds kind of exotic. Be assured it is neither exotic nor is it easy to answer what it is. Although each year they are finding more information about fibro, fibro is still a mystery syndrome. It affects men and women, young and old, and it has no prejudice in race or color when it hits.