Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fibromyalgia: the Painful Truth

Symptoms such as rheumatism, fibrositis, lumbago, hysterical paroxysm, and even sleeping sickness have been studied since the 1800s. They were considered common individual illnesses that were for the most part, unsuccessfully treated. No one knew they would later be linked to a much more complicated illness.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by fatigue and widespread soft tissue pain of muscle, ligaments, and tendons.It is accompanied by an extensive number of indications that until recently, were thought to be individual illnesses unassociated to each other and major components of fibromyalgia. While the illnesses of fibromyalgia are not exclusive to the syndrome, FM sufferers can experience any or all of these associated ailments.

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4 comments:

Sheila said...

My mother in law suffered from this. Nasty.

Martha A. Cheves said...

Sheila, I have 2 friends who have Fibromyalgia and really feel for anyone who has this terrible illness.
Martha

palleikodesigns said...

I have FMS/CFS. It certainly makes life... interesting. Thanks for promoting awareness.

Liza said...

Happy Mother's Day Laurie!

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