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Fibromyalgia Collection

General Overview

Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic, and disabling disorder that causes widespread pain and stiffness in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, along with unrefreshing sleep and fatigue.

Living With Fibromyalgia

In her own words: living with fibromyalgia
Read about one woman's 18-year struggle with fibromyalgia.
Have you been tossing and turning and wondering if you will ever fall asleep? You are not alone—more than half of adults have trouble falling asleep. Learn why sleep is so important and what you can do to get some.
Chances are that you have a good understanding of the basic principles of health and nutrition. But thanks to today's fast-paced lifestyles, the real challenge is practicing what you know!
Stretching is an essential part of a complete exercise program. However, many people skip it, thinking they don't have enough time or it's not very important. Read on to find out why it is so important, and how to go about it.
Every exercise program should include some aerobic activities. The health benefits are many, and it is fairly easy to fit into your daily routine. If you're interested in increasing your aerobic activity, this information will get you started.

Treating Fibromyalgia

Biofeedback may seem like a '70s throwback—but it's used with great success by many mainstream hospitals today.
Could magnet therapy be a safe, noninvasive way of managing pain?
Not only does it feel good, but massage is respected for its healing properties as well. Could it help reduce your pain?

Special Topics

Partners, friends, and relatives of people with fibromyalgia may feel confused and helpless. Here's what you can do to offer support if someone you care about has fibromyalgia.

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

Arthritis Foundation
National Fibromyalgia Association
National Fibromyalgia Partnership
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases