What is Fibromylgia?

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia -- also known as fibromyalgia syndrome or FMS -- may include:
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Concentration and memory problems -- known as "fibro fog"
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Morning stiffness
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Sleep problems
  • Numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs
  • Tender points
  • Urinary symptoms, such as pain or frequency

This is a chronic illness and over 5 million people suffer with this syndrome.

I have suffered with Fibro for over 7 years now.  I've had to reinvent myself.  I have limitations that I deal with everyday.  

I've found a great website that can be a wonderful support to chronic ill sufferer's and their loved ones.


  1. Wow! I was looking at how I could re-do my old antique goose neck rocking chair...then I seen the fibro on your site...I also suffer with this! Thank you for putting this as part of your page! xxoo Lori Caputo, Westport, NY.

    1. Hi Lori, So glad you found my blog. Living with Fibro is a challenge. Hugs to you!

  2. Debbie, I have had Fibro for 35 yrs, when I was told I had it I just got angry, if they were finally going to figure out what it was they could durn will find a way to fix it... well they didn't, I went threw the training classes... what a waist of time, joined the self help support group... another waste of time, Then I found I was low on B 12, years of B 12 shot.. pills don't work and many of the simptoms are less, not gone but I can function better, I also use Prednisone on realy bad times, though that is not recommended, Hormon replacement helped also not recommended and now at 67 can't even get it. Finally said ok this stuff hurts... but it isn't going to kill me if I hurt laying down I hurt just as much moving might as well move. Had a Doctor tell me I couldn't have fiybromyalgia because I didn't have the right attitude... what the heck is that... my attitude is... I might have Fibro but by darn it is not going to get me... No I don't get as much done as I could before this hit... but if I get half as much done then it is half more that I would have gotten anyway, Debbie you have a lot of Tallent don't let this """thing""" take it away from you... but do have your B12 checked... I keep my levels about 1 1/2 the normal levels and that works for me. Good luck you can reach me threw Rose if you want