Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

Fibromyalgia

A Timeline of Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Journey

A Timeline of Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Journey

Read more
Lipomas and Fibromyalgia: What you Need to Know

Lipomas and Fibromyalgia: What you Need to Know

Read more
Using New Rx-NAPT Tool to Predict Risk of Noncompliance Among Fibro Patients

Using New Rx-NAPT Tool to Predict Risk of Noncompliance Among Fibro Patients

Read more

What are the symptoms?

  • Widespread, chronic pain

    Pain for more than three months in the 18 tender points

  • Allodynia

    Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to- or dysfunction of- the peripheral and central nervous system

  • Fatigue

    Feeling exhausted

  • Hyperhidrosis

    Excessive sweating

  • Anxiety

    Feelings of anxiety and panic

Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complicated illness. It’s not a disease that can be seen on x-rays or ultrasound and much of the symptoms are self-reported by patients. What doctors know about fibromyalgia continues to change and adapt with time. When doctors came up with the initial diagnostic criteria in 1990, the standards used to diagnose fibromyalgia … Continue reading "Are Tender Points Still Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia?"...

Learn more
Dance Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Dance therapy is a helpful option for treating fibromyalgia that you might want to include in your overall pain management program. Here are the benefits of dance therapy and how to find it in your community....

Learn more
Congress Legalizes Hemp in Latest Farm Bill

The bill does not legalize cannabis, aka marijuana, and the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, but it does clear the way for the production of industrial hemp products like rope, fabric, and also will allow the production of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD. ...

Learn more

What causes it?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown and the subject of research, but it is believed to be caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Genetics. Because fibromyalgia tends to run in families, there may be certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder.
  • Infections. Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Physical or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia can sometimes be triggered by a physical trauma, such as a car accident. Psychological stress may also trigger the condition.
More Information

Genetics

Genetics

Infections

Infections

Physical or emotional trauma

Physical or emotional trauma

How to treat it

Is Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosed as ADHD in Young People?

Young people can have fibromyalgia, but it can be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Read on to see what the symptoms of fibromyalgia in children are and about the future of fibromyalgia testing and potential treatments....

Link More
Brain Inflammation Seen in Fibromyalgia Patients for First Time

Brain inflammation has been an important topic of discussion and research, especially for patients with chronic pain. However, more recently brain inflammation has been seen and studied in fibromyalgia patients for the first time....

Link More
Neurofeedback Procedure Relieves Chronic Pain in Fibro Patients

Neurofeedback is also known as electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback. It is a process that is based on electrical brain activity....

Link More
More Articles