Fibromyalgia remains an elusive disease. It is really a syndrome, or a collection of problems that share pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, abdominal discomfort, and trouble concentrating. Others experienced list of other problems, but everybody shares the common experience of lost quality of life.
Fibromyalgia is treated a number of different ways, and many of these treatments only partially effect a good change for the better. That is why there are so many unique experiences, and so many they claim one thing works for them, when it may not work for you.
Fibromyalgia does share a common source of trouble, and that most likely is related to problems in the central nervous system. Alterations in chemicals that turn on and turned off parts of the brain and spinal cord probably play and important role in understanding and finding treatments for fibromyalgia. Hormonal disturbances, trauma, anxiety and depression, have also been implicated. Some believe there is a genetic link, or a situational origin that may have resulted from experiences dating back to a much younger age.
It is not uncommon that those that suffer from fibromyalgia feel isolated and alone. The purpose of the forum is to demonstrate that you are not alone, and experiences can be shared. The purpose of fibromyalgia.com is to bring together a community of thoughts, common successes and failures, and to relay exciting new findings as they emerge.
As a standard disclaimer, we always insist that you maintain contact with a medical care provider that is trained and qualified to diagnose and treat medical and painful disorders. We encourage an ongoing rapport with a physician to maintain continuity of care, which will enhance outcome and minimize complications. Under no circumstances should the advice on this website or by anyone within the Fibromyalgia.com community be followed without first discussing it with a qualified physician.