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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes severe, debilitating pain.

What are the fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a disease with widespread pain and other symptoms. The word refers to pain in the muscles and fibrous tissue. Estimates are that 3-5% of women and .5% of men have fibromyalgia. Recent research shows that fibromyalgia patients have excessive substance P, a chemical that gives the “pain” signal in the brain.


Men, women and even children can get fibromyalgia. It is most common in women. It often develops after a surgery, injury or infection.

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. - Freidrich Nietzsche

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