April 12, 2016

Fibromyalgia Defined

Fibromyalgia Defined

 

  • Fibromyalgia Tenderpoints Map

    The 18 Fibromyalgia Tender Points

    Fibromyalgia defined (n.) 1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from Latin fibra “a fiber, filament” (see fiber) + Greek mys (genitive myos) “muscle” (see muscle (n.)) + -algia “pain.” The earlier name for the condition was fibrositis

  • Chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints
  • Heightened and painful response to pressure. Debilitating fatigue, poor sleep, joint stiffness
  • Fibrocenter documents the history of Fibromyalgia from the 1800’s to today

 

 

 

Doctors have been divided. Patients in pain have been told they are depressed. Some have been told they are imagining their symptoms. The history of Fibromyalgia is long and painful. For those who have fought to bring this very real illness from darkness and “imagination” into light are true Fibro Warriors.

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