What Is Fibromyalgia?

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Aimee Rogers Profile
Aimee Rogers answered
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a fairly common, chronic illness which causes the sufferer to have extreme muscle pain and fatigue. Usually sufferers feel pain in their shoulders, neck, hips and their back whenever slight pressure is applied. The condition has been compared to arthritis due to the pain involved but it is not truly an arthritic problem as it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints in any way.

People who do live with Fibromyalgia syndrome tend to find that they often cannot carry on with their daily lives as normal. It does restrict them in various ways and it is mainly considered to be a rheumatic problem. Other symptoms which sufferers may experience include morning stiffness, a sensitive temperature, irritable bowel syndrome and headaches to name but a few. So, if you do suffer from this syndrome it is definitely a very painful one and the cause of the condition is currently unknown.
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Anonymous commented
I've been suffering with FM for 11 years. After a lot of trial and error, the wonders of the anti-depressant Cymbalta has given me the greatest relief. I still experience symptoms but on a much smaller scale. It's certainly worth trying.
Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson commented
I think I suffer from fibromyalgia , as for now the doctor is ruling out other stuff. I do suffer from clinical depression, anxiety/panic attacks, sleep apnea(obstructive), sleep disorders,IBS,hypothyroid,degenerative arthritis(lumbar),gerd,plantar fasciitis, on set cases of shingles. I am tired alot and some days I can not function and I have memory problems. When I get tired I have to lay down, rest, sometimes with heating pad. I take all kinds of pills. Some days I can function. It all is crazy! I thought at one time I was losing my mind or dying! I pray a lot for what is left for me to do. Sometimes I can not sleep and sometimes I am sleepy but, can't sleep and once in awhile I am sleeping most of the day! Am I alone? Why me?
Raghu Duddu Profile
Raghu Duddu answered
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue (feeling
tired). People with fibromyalgia have “tender points” on the body.
Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips,
arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them....
anne robertson Profile
anne robertson answered
It's Fibromyalgia. It seems to be an autoimmune disease that causes pain, inflamation and sometimes sleep disturbances.
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Anonymous commented
Fibromyalgia is NOT a disease! It is an illness because I have had it for 15 years & I am not dying!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A disease that involves the joints but is not connected to arthritis in anyway.
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Anonymous commented
BS! I have Fibromyalgia plus arthritis! I've had Fibromyalgia since 1995 but for my mom, I was 3 in 74 when she was diagnosed.

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