I suffered from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related illnesses for over 13 years. I learned firsthand what it is like to live with chronic pain and fatigue, lack of sleep and the uncertainty of knowing if ..... Continue Reading
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Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic pain disorder affecting people physically, emotionally, and socially. It's a syndrome characterized by widespread muscle pain, and increased tenderness in specific areas of the body. These painful areas called "tender points" are very tender when pressure is applied. Other symptoms often include chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating or finding words, depression, anxiety, and...Read More
There are different names for this illness that affects an estimated 2-million people in the U.S. and millions more around the world. The two most often used are:
1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or "CFS" which is often used in the United States.
2. Myalgic Encephalopathy or "ME" (a term that the ME Association feels is more appropriate than the original, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). ME is used in other countries...
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