It's estimated that fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain, particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body.
You may have recently read a news article headlined, "Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved," which claims fibromyalgia is caused by excess blood vessels in the hands. Here's a much-needed update on the 2013 study that has caused such a stir in the fibromyalgia community.
If you’re suffering from fibromyalgia, you have probably noticed that you have difficulty sleeping. However, is your fibromyalgia causing your sleep problems or are your sleep problems causing your fibromyalgia.
It's not sympathy that we need but understanding, education and awareness. When a doctor says you're a nightmare patient what are you supposed to, cause that's what a doctor said to me. People think because we don't look ill all is well but they have no idea of the suffering that goes in inside and the struggle to live a "normal life"