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What is Fibromyalgia?FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons the soft fibrous tissues in the body.Who does Fibromyalgia affect? How many people have it?According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million Americans. It primarily occurs in women of childbearing age, but children, the elderly, and men can also be affected. http://www.immunesupport.com/fibromyalgia-understanding.htmWhat's happening in the bodies of people with Fibromyalgia? http://www.immunesupport.com/library/bulle...cle.cfm?ID=5344 (Scroll down to "Central Pain Mechanisms")http://www.myalgia.com/Scientific%20basis.htmWhat treatments are there?http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/modalities.cfmWhat course is my Fibromyalgia likely to take?Fibromyalgia will not go away with time. You can do things that improve it and from a functional standpoint you can change your quality of life for the positive. No question about that. It, unfortunately, does not go away. Not at this time, anyway. There will be a cure. We're just not there, yet. Symptoms can be controlled. Work with your physician to make sure you are not undertreated. What sort of doctor manages Fibromyalgia? And where can I find one? Usually, the treating specialist is a Rheumatologist.AIM doc finder - http://www.docboard.org/Co-Cure worldwide good doctor list - http://www.co-cure.org/Good-Doc.htmAMA Physician Selector - http://dbapps.ama-assn.org/iwcf/iwcfmgr206/aps?seed=5878Are there any Fibromyalgia resources specifically for men? YES! http://www.menwithfibro.com/A Nice Essay On Living With Chronic, Invisible Illnesses:http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/navigati...SpoonTheory.pdfPlease report broken links to M&M using the PM function, or email.
 
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