Fibromyalgia: What is it?
The origin of this disease is unknown. From an etiology standpoint, the term fibromyalgia consists of “fibro” for fibrosis, “myo” for muscle and “algia” for pain.
Due to the difficulties involved in diagnosing fibromyalgia and treating this pathology, since its cause remains unknown, the HAS (French High Authority of Health) drafted a report in 2010 detailing the onset of fibromyalgia and its importance as well as its treatment options. Fibromyalgia is a differential diagnosis; meaning patients are diagnosed based on the persistence of symptoms and the absence of another disease identified, and biological and radiological anomalies.
It is also known as fibromyalgia syndrome. It is the combination of a number of symptoms, with the main symptom being extensive and diffuse, lasting, fluctuating chronic pain, which can worsen upon exertion. This pain is accompanied in particular by fatigue, difficulty sleeping, memory and concentration problems, depression and anxiety.
Source: UK National Health Service
Breakdown of 51 members impacted by Fibromyalgia on Carenity
Average age of our patients with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia on the forum
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