Within the last ten years, Fibromyalgia has been the subject of many books and medical reports, and it seems as though everyone knows someone who has it.
“Fibromyalgia” comes from the word “fibrositis”, which is a chronic disease syndrome, marked by debilitating fatigue, widespread muscular pain, and tenderness at specific points on the body. It is called Fibromyalgia Syndrome, or FMS for short. A syndrome is a group of symptoms that, together, are characteristic of a specific disorder or disease. It is a predictable, characteristic, condition or pattern of behavior that tends to occur under certain circumstances.
Sometimes people wonder if they are imagining how bad the symptoms really are, feeling terrible one day and not so bad the next. Therefore you may start to think you might have been exaggerating how bad you felt the day before. You may experience ups and downs of pain and other symptoms that accompany fibromyalgia and begin to worry that perhaps the problem isn’t that big of a deal. You may think, “Maybe if I just ignore the problem it will go away.”
The reality is, YES, FIBROMYALGIA IS REAL!
You should feel great relief that Fibromyalgia is considered a real illness, a medical syndrome that millions live with all over the world. Fibromyalgia is not “in your head”.
No doubt, Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical problem that can be a daunting challenge for anyone who has it. Being a recognized medical problem, it needs to be dealt with.