What Is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a “syndrome,” meaning that it is a group of associated symptoms without a known cause. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, body-wide musculoskeletal pain and tenderness among other symptoms.  Acute pain in the extremities may come and go, but many patients report that dull aches and other flu-like symptoms are persistent. Many people with Fibromyalgia also experience chronic fatigue. Because little is known about fibromyalgia, the disease is often misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia was once thought to be a product of patients’ imagination, though research has proven the physical reality of the disease. It is thought that fibromyalgia affects two to four percent of the population, with women being affected twice as often as men.

What Causes Fibromyalgia

Risk Factors For Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia


Living With Fibromyalgia



Medication And Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

Care Guide

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For A Doctor