Many people ask me what Fibro is.
I think that when we have it, and know so many others with it, we forget that many people need to understand the basics about fibromyalgia.
The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek words for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). But Fibromyalgia is so much more than just muscle pain in the fibrous tissues of the body.
Fibromyalgia syndrome is widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. In addition to this, people who have fibromyalgia may experience:
- sleep disturbances
- morning stiffness
- irritable bowel syndrome
- painful menstrual periods
- numbness or tingling of the extremities
- restless legs syndrome
- temperature sensitivity
- cognitive and memory problems referred to as “fibro fog”
- a variety of other symptoms
Fibro Friday is where you can find what others are saying about fibromyalgia.