I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 20 years ago. In my efforts to get my life back, I learned the power of self-care. I have not met the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia since 1997, so it's safe to say I'm a health nut! I led a Fibromyalgia support group for 18 years. I also founded the FCI in 2000 and have run it ever since. As a Blogger, I am excited to educate and inspire others to work toward wellness!.. 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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