General OverviewFibromyalgia is a complex, chronic, and disabling disorder that causes widespread pain and stiffness in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, along with unrefreshing sleep and fatigue.More
- What is fibromyalgia?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider?
Find answers in our in-depth report on fibromyalgia:
Living With FibromyalgiaIn her own words: living with fibromyalgiaRead about one woman's 18-year struggle with fibromyalgia.Tips for getting a good night sleepHave you been tossing and turning and wondering if you will ever fall asleep? You are not alone—more than half of adults have trouble falling asleep. Learn why sleep is so important and what you can do to get some.Eating healthfully: tips to make it easierChances are that you have a good understanding of the basic principles of health and nutrition. But thanks to today's fast-paced lifestyles, the real challenge is practicing what you know!Stretching exercisesStretching is an essential part of a complete exercise program. However, many people skip it, thinking they don't have enough time or it's not very important. Read on to find out why it is so important, and how to go about it.Aerobic exerciseEvery exercise program should include some aerobic activities. The health benefits are many, and it is fairly easy to fit into your daily routine. If you're interested in increasing your aerobic activity, this information will get you started.
Treating FibromyalgiaBiofeedback is backBiofeedback may seem like a '70s throwback—but it's used with great success by many mainstream hospitals today.Magnet therapy: real therapy or wishful thinking?Could magnet therapy be a safe, noninvasive way of managing pain?Massage therapy: the power of touchNot only does it feel good, but massage is respected for its healing properties as well. Could it help reduce your pain?
Special TopicsWhen a loved one has chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgiaPartners, friends, and relatives of people with fibromyalgia may feel confused and helpless. Here's what you can do to offer support if someone you care about has fibromyalgia.
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National Fibromyalgia Association
National Fibromyalgia Partnership
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases