Information in simple English

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic widespread pain disorder (induces pain across the body).


What are the major signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia?

  • enhanced pain
  • weariness
  • energy deficiency
  • having difficulty in sleeping
  • anxiety or depression
  • fibro fog: memory and concentration issues 
  • headaches.
  • cramps in the muscles
  • numbness in the hands and feet

What are the causes of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia's actual cause is uncertain. It is supposed to involve a combination of:

  • genetic factors: disease runs in families, polygenic
  • environmental factors:
    • emotional stress
    • trauma
    • specific infections
    • sleep disorders