For years, fibromyalgia was a mystery illness. No one knew what caused it, how to diagnose it or how best to treat it. Some people, including doctors, even questioned its existence. In the last few years, however, researchers have cleared up some of the mystery. Although much about fibromyalgia still isn’t understood completely, two things are clear: It’s very real, and it affects a disproportionate number of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome marked by widespread pain, fatigue, poor sleep and memory problems. It’s often associated with other symptoms, too, including headache, irritable bowel syndrome and ...more