About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. In the past fibromyalgia has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome,fibromyositis and fibrositis. It is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. Symptoms can wax and wain,  with severe symptoms being extremely debilitating and can interfere with an individuals basic daily activities.

Whether you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or suffer from its symptoms, or have a family member or friend with the disorder, this section is designed to provide you with a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.