Fibromyalgia is a condition that may cause widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, behavioral health, and cognitive health issues. Musculoskeletal pain typically affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves in the body and can worsen with movement, overuse, or sleep disturbances. Currently, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia.
Although the cause of fibromyalgia is relatively unknown, researchers and physicians believe genetics, infections, and physical or emotional traumas could play a role in its development.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia generally include:
- Widespread chronic pain
- General cognitive difficulties
Other symptoms such as cramping in the lower abdomen and sleep disorders (I.e. restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, etc.) may be present in individuals with fibromyalgia.