Internationally fibromyalgia (FMS) has been causing great pain, discomfort and anxiety for many people – research figures say up to six million people in the USA alone suffers from this debilitating illness. The incidence worldwide is likely to be manifold higher.
Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue as well as a variety of symptoms:
- Musculoskeletal aches, pain, and stiffness
- Soft tissue tenderness
- Decreased sense of energy
- General Fatigue
- Sleep disturbances
Furthermore, certain other medical conditions are commonly associated with fibromyalgia, such as tension headaches, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual tension syndrome, cold intolerance and restless leg syndrome.
The pain of fibromyalgia has no boundaries. It can be so intense that it interferes with the performance of even simple task while fatigue can vary from a mild, tired feeling to exhaustion or a severe flu-like illness
There has been little success in treatment with conventional medicines and therapies, leaving both doctor and patient frustrated with the results.