Why I made this website
I desided to make this web site because of the
misconseption of what this illness is and how
people percive it, and also to offer my personal
perspective from someone who is dealing with it on
a daily bases.
Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a complex
chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 10
million Americans, and millions of others around the
world. While it occurs most often in women (80%
Women - 20% Men), but italso strikes men and children,
and all ethnic backgrounds. For people with severe
symptoms, fibromyalgia (FM) can be extremely
debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.
Fibromyalgia is a condition which appears to involve
disordered central afferent processing. This processing
includes neuroplasticity (a physical change in the brain)
that engages regions of the brain abnormally in
processing external stimuli. The cause of FM remains
uncertain.
From now on I will refer to Fibromyalgia as FM or
Fibropain. FM is misunderstood by many people and it can
and does walk hand in hand with other more recognised
desieses like , Iratable bowl sysdrom, depression, anxiaty,
athitis , fatigue sysdrom and likley many more that are
being discovered. Now if you think about it for a second
you can imagine that all of these things feed off each
other. You can feel burnt out witch makes you feel like
depressed whitch can cause axity witch can cause your
stomache to act out (irratable Bowl) witch sucks more of
your pysical streath out of you ect.... it goes on and on its a
daily fight.