Fibromyalgia is a condition that is not very well understood as of yet.
Fibromyalgia symptoms are varied but usually include chronic pain around the body, muscle stiffness and fatigue (extreme tiredness/exhaustion) which may severely affect a person’s day to day life.
Experts do not yet understand what causes fibromyalgia, but it is classed as a long term condition, that may be linked to abnormal chemical activity within the brain activity.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but there are therapeutic fibromyalgia treatments that can reduce the impact of symptoms on a person’s life.
Fibromyalgia seems to affect people of all ages, but mostly women between the ages of 30 - 50, are much more likely to develop the condition compared to men.
It is thought to be more common that statistics report, since many people do not seek medical help, or are misdiagnosed.
There may be around 1.5-2 million people in the UK with fibromyalgia.