Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by:
- musculoskeletal pain
- tenderness in localized areas of the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips sometimes referred to as tender points or pressure points
- muscle spasms
- sleep disturbances
- irritable bowel syndrome
- and other body disturbances.
Index to Fibromyalgia is a Pain
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For more information on Fibromyalgia, read: What is Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS)?
For additional Fibromyalgia Information and Resources, see:
Chiari Syndrome and/or Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Information on surgery that corrects a problem that causes some forms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia Personal Stories
Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Study
Addressing the Realities of Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia Support Groups
Is There a Foot-Fibromyalgia Connection?
Hormones and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia
Or visit these resources:
Dominie Soo Bush’s personal site on which she gives details about how she copes with her Fibromyalgia and CFIDS.
Fibromyalgia Network Online
The Web site for the publisher of the (print) Fibromyalgia Network Newsletter, this site is also a resource for educational materials on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases maintains this site of information on current Fibromyalgia research.
Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia
Another National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases page.
WebMD – Fibromyalgia Health Center
I Hurt All Over
A “Psychology Today” article by Mirinda J. Kossoff about fibromyalgia. The article covers the estimated number of people in the United States who suffer from the disease, the nature and symptoms of the disease, and the research being conducted to understand the disease.
Disabling Realities of Fibromyalgia
In Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) — a brochure from the Fibromyalgia Network, it says: “Overall, studies have shown that FMS can be equally as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis.” Information is available on the FM Network about the actual research that backs up that statement. You can learn how to get an informational packet about Fibromyalgia on the Fibromyalgia Network Web site or by calling 1-800-853-2929.
Fibromyalgia (and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) information site hosted by Kent Holtorf, MD.
Fibromyalgia Directory provides links to a number of online organizations, support groups and informational sites for Fibro patients.
The Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center
This is the Web site for the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers (FFC). Founded by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia patient Dr. Kent Holtorf, these centers use a holistic approach to treatment for these conditions.
Fibromyalgia: Resources for Families
This site bills itself as one to help you “understand fibromyalgia in the context of family life.”
The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association
A non-profit fibromyalgia syndrome association, located in Arizona.
The pain from fibromyalgia is real, researchers say
An article about how University of Michigan doctors say widespread evidence verifies validity of condition, and say patients need to be taken seriously.
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