Fibromyalgia is a chronic, progressive disorder characterized by localized or widespread pain, extreme fatigue, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, gastro-intestinal disorders, hormone disorders, skin sensitivity, burning hands and feet and more.
Fibromyalgia affects women four times as often as men and is estimated to affect nine million people in the US, though evidence is showing this number to be understated. Thought to be primarily an illness of women of childbearing age, it is now known to affect both men and women of all ages from children to seniors.
Fibromyalgia is known for its wired and tired affect. Sufferers, though exhausted, find it nearly impossible to sit still for any extended period of time.
Sufferers many times experience the fibromyalgia merry-go-round. This means they rotate from their family doctor, to the rheumatologist, to the orthopedist, to the neurologist, to the endocrinologist, always looking for answers to their puzzling symptoms.
Today there is hope — fibromyalgia’s complex mechanisms are beginning to be understood. We have now discovered some very effective treatments offering true and permanent relief from their symptoms.