To bring people with Fibro and there family and friends together to support one another
FMS (fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-Al-juh) syndrome) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the fibrous tissues in the body.
The pain comes from the connective tissues, such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. FMS does not involve the joints, as does rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Most patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch and at other times they burn. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia, but it shows up in people of all ages.
I am 20 and starting this group. I have been diagnosed for almost 4 years now, and have encountered many Drs. who have told me that Fibro is not real and is all in my head. I know, as well as my friends and family, that it can be crippling, and it does have a huge effect on your life. Please share stories to help people realize that this is a sickness, and is a problem. There needs to be a solution.
1. Fibro Does Exist
2. Fibro can be crippling to the mind and body
3. Fibro should not be passed off by Dr
4. Fibro is real pain, and there are many different levels
5. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean its not there.