What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is often called the hidden or ``invisible disease", because on the outside, we may look perfectly healthy. Inside though, we may have intense pain throughout our bodies, we may be constantly fatigued and weak, we may be dizzy, confused, lacking sleep, suffering digestive disorders, and generally living a poor quality of life.

FMS is a type of neurotransmitter disorder, in which the pain-signals our brains receive are intensified, and our muscles do not get the healing nutrients they need.

Women make up approximately 75% of people diagnosed with FMS. This complicates the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder more than it should because of the medical world's bias toward women's health. This is proven by the lack of research into the conditions which are mainly female-oriented.

There is no known cure for FMS, but there are ways to treat the symptoms, to improve that quality of life.

Dr. Devin Starlanyl, M.D. - detailed explanation of FMS.
The Shifting Nature of FM
Article written by Bob Lyons offering insight into the strange shifting nature of FMS.

Physical Proof of Chronic Pain From ABC News.

To Symptoms of FMS