Fibromyalgia Basics

Learn the basic facts of this very complicated disease.

by Karen Lee Richards Patient Advocate

The fibromyalgia section of ChronicPainConnection is growing. One of my goals here is to provide you with core articles that cover all of the key information about fibromyalgia.

To that end, I'd like to share this article on fibromyalgia basics with you: What Causes Fibromyalgia?

This article will be particularly helpful for newly diagnosed patients, people who are wondering if they might have fibromyalgia, and families, friends or employers of individuals with FM.

Even if you've had fibromyalgia for a number of years, you might discover some new information.

Over the past few years research has begun to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding this illness. As a result, many times the "facts" you read about fibromyalgia may be outdated and, in some cases, inaccurate. For that reason, I want to assure you that the information included in this article is the most up-to-date and accurate available.

Karen Lee Richards
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Karen Lee Richards

Karen is the co-founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association. She writes for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Pain Management.