Do you know anything about Fibromyalgia, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? More than one million patients, barely any research, no known cause, and no cure. Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain with at least 11 tender points, often with Chronic Fatigue symptoms. Chronic fatigue syndrome is persistent fatigue, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, with neurologic, autonomic, and immune dysfunction (a.k.a.) Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
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Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is often called the "invisible disease," because outwardly, we may look perfectly healthy. Inside though, we may have intense pain throughout our bodies, we may be constantly fatigued and weak, we may be dizzy, confused, lacking sleep, suffering digestive disorders, and generally living a poor quality of life. There is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, but there are ways to treat the symptoms, to improve that quality of life.
FMS is a type of neurotransmitter disorder, in which the pain-signals that our brains receive are intensified, and our muscles do not get the healing nutrients they need. The current diagnosis is usually made by a Rheumatologist who will find 11, or more, "tender points" on your body.
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