According to the latest research findings, the pain of fibromyalgia isn’t occurring because of direct damage or inflammation. It’s the result of differences in the way the brain and spinal cord process and transmit pain.
To deal with the lack of a definitive diagnostic methodology the tender point test is being replaced with a widespread pain index and a symptom severity scale.
So, if you think you have fibromyalgia…seek treatment early because there’s some evidence that early treatment is most beneficial. Despite being troubling for both you and your doctors, there is hope on the horizon for all those with FM. Don’t give up.
Exploring the Research on Homeopathic Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic ailment without a known cause and without a safe, effective conventional medical treatment. However, the three to six million Americans who suffer with fibromyalgia will be pleased to know that several studies published in leading medical journals have found outstanding results from homeopathic treatment.
Your source for information and education about chronic widespread pain.
When you have fibromyalgia, there are a number of things you can do every day to help yourself cope with and improve your symptoms.
Fibromyalgia Coalition International
FCI''s mission is to give hope to everyone suffering with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through extensive research and reporting of natural, proven and effective therapies that focus on the root causes.
Our mission is simple: we aim to educate and assist patients with ad-free, patient-focused information that they can put to use today. We strive to make each issue of the Fibromyalgia Network Journal as accurate as possible, basing articles on published scientific findings, with many of them reviewed and edited by the experts for accuracy.
Welcome to the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center. Here we provide information on Fibromyalgia including what it is, its symptoms, how to treat it, and the latest research. This site contains dozens of articles on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
If we think of fibromyalgia, or as we should rethink fibromyalgia, we have to look at fibromyalgia as a newer problem, not necessarily as a disease, but we will call it a syndrome
Living with Fibromyalgia
"This film is an important milestone for the fibromyalgia community, and a must-see for anyone who is living with or knows someone with fibromyalgia."
My Fibro is an informative website on Fibromyalgia and Fibromyalgia treatment. With in depth information and resources many topics, My Fibro is a steadily growing fibromyalgia treatment and recovery center on the Internet.
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association
The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association''s (AFSA) primary mission is to fund superior quality, scientific studies on fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), which is an extremely painful, fatiguing, and often debilitating medical condition. Studies show that FMS affects 3-5% of the general population.
If you're a sick chick in search of like-minded folks''the kind of people who are living well in spite of illness''you're in the right place!
Co-Cure ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia
The name "Co-Cure" stands for
"Co-operate and Communicate for a Cure." The mailing list has been established with the goal of furthering co-operative efforts towards finding the cure for the illness(es) commonly referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM).
Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome marked by muscle, joint, and bone pain, plus fatigue. Join the fibromyalgia support group and chat with others battling fibromyalgia.
You have FM & it sucks! Now you need to accept that your life will never be the same. You have new parameters to live within.
With the love and caring of our Members, Fibrohugs has become the largest interactive Fibromyalgia site that is truly designed for the entire Family. We accredit our constant growth to the Monitored Chats & Forums, Member Submissions, Research Results, Tons of Information, and the sincere unconditional love and support we offer each person that visits this site.
The latest in fibromyalgia research, news, and clinical trials.
Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers
The Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers (FFC) are dedicated to treating patients suffering from conditions known as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is through a holistic, integrated and comprehensive approach to the treatment of underlying physiological factors that differentiates our approach and ultimate patient success.
Fibromyalgia Information Foundation
The Fibromyalgia Information Foundation (FIF) is a not-for-profit foundation, registered in the State of Oregon, whose directors are University Researchers engaged in the day to day management of fibromyalgia patients or fibromyalgia research. We are actively involved in research projects to further understand the cause of fibromyalgia symptoms and develop effective treatments.
Fibromyalgia Treatment Center
The Fibromyalgia Treatment Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with a threefold mission: Raise money for research into the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia, educate the medical community and the general public about the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia and its related conditions,
and aid fibromyalgics in their search for health.
This is not so much about the dis-ease as it is about living your best life. This is the place to get lots of information about retraining your brain and your mind. Believe.
Are you thinking, "What's so different about this website?" Why Stop Here? If you wish to lower your dependence on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, through natural means (with your doctor's approval), FibromyalgiaHope.com has specific stategies for your particular situation.
Invisible Illness CFIDS/FMS
Allow yourself to share your experience with this invisible illness and help yourself and others too. Share your tools, how you deal with everyday life, and gain access to information on Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (CFIDS/FMS). My mission is to empower patients to take control of their health by providing my own story and experience with treatment information, quality health products, community, and advocacy.
I went from being chronically ill for YEARS with Fibromyalgia, Benign Hypermobility Syndrome, Chronic Mono and Factor V Leiden to being HEALTHY and on no pain pills. It took only a couple of weeks to turn my health and life around (almost 2 years ago).
A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Fibromyalgia, together.
National Fibromyalgia Association
The National Fibromyalgia Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia.
National Fibromyalgia Partnership
People with fibromyalgia no longer have to be alone! The National Fibromyalgia Partnership offers current, medically-accurate information on the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and research of fibromyalgia.
National Fibromyalgia Research Foundation
The National Fibromyalgia Research Association is THE source for what''s new in fibromyalgia research and education. On this site you will find fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria and an Informational Guide.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. Like arthritis, however, fibromyalgia can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person's ability to carry on daily activities. Also like arthritis, fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition.
The Fibromyalgia Experiment
I am a 26 year old princess with fibromyalgia. I am trying to manage my disease, find a job that I can do from home, & retain my general awesome-ness.