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What is Fibromyalgia

Who Is Affected?

Fibromyalgia is a central nervous disorder that causes chronic pain, fatifue and multiple symptoms.  It is a long term chronic condition that has no current cure within the medical profession.  Fibromyalgia is not a new condition, it has been reported as far back as the bible and has been discussed throughout the centuries with various names and theories.  Fibromyalgia although chronic can fluctuate in what is often reffered to as a "flare".  This can have significant impact on a fibromites functioning, impacting on occupational social, emotional and physical daily living.
Both males and females can develop fibromyalgia, however women are 7 times more likely to have the condition than their male counterparts.  This is more than a demonstrated in Fibro Friends United statistics with an 84% to 6% ratio.
Nationally in the uk, according to NHS.UK it is thought that 1 in 20 people may be affected to some degree with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is however quite a hidden statistic due to the difficulty in diagnosing.

Widespread Pain

If you have fibromyalgia, one of the main symptoms is likely to be widespread pain.
This may be felt throughout your body, but could be worse in particular areas, such as your back or neck. The pain is likely to be continuous, although it may be better or more severe at different times.
The pain could feel like an ache, a burning sensation, or a sharp, stabbing pain