Fibromyalgia: Facts Versus Myths

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • Do you know people––or worse doctors––who still think fibromyalgia is really just a psychological problem? Have you read that FM is an autoimmune disease? Over the years there have been a number of theories about exactly what fibromyalgia is, what causes it, and who is affected.

    The good news is recent research has begun to disprove some of the old theories and reveal exciting new facts about this once mysterious illness. The bad news is it often takes many years for new research to become widely recognized and accepted in mainstream medicine.

    As a result, some myths about fibromyalgia are still being reported as facts. You may even see some of these myths perpetuated on Web sites that are basically good and reputable, simply because they have neglected to go back and update or delete old articles.
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    To make sure you know what is myth and what is fact, read “Fibromyalgia Myth Busting.”

Published On: September 14, 2007