For those who do not understand fibromyalgia

What you need to know about fibromyalgia:

Fibromyalgia is not a new disease. In 1815, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, William Balfour, described fibromyalgia. Over time, chronic rheumatism, muscle pain or fibrosis have been described. Unlike diseases, syndromes such as fibromyalgia have no known cause but form a group of signs and symptoms that unfortunately exist for the patient at the same time. Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are also syndrome.

Most of the symptoms and emotional problems associated with fibromyalgia are not of psychological origin.

It is not a condition where “everything is in your head”. In 1987, the American Medical Association recognized fibromyalgia as a true physical condition and a major cause of disability.

Fibromyalgia can be debilitating and depressing, facilitating everyday activities.