Diseases & Conditions


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Fibromyalgia


Synonyms of Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyositis
  • Fibrositis
  • Muscular Rheumatism
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome
  • Nonarticular Rheumatism
  • Periarticular Fibrositis
  • Rheumatoid Myositis
  • Tension Myalgia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by pain throughout much of the body. The pain may begin gradually or have a sudden onset. Other symptoms are muscle spasms, fatigue, muscle tissue stiffness and non- restorative (unrefreshing) sleep. The exact cause of this disorder is unknown.

    The terms Fibrositis, Fibromyositis, Periarticular Fibrositis and Rheumatoid Myositis are still being used by many to describe this condition. The ending of itis on each of these terms is actually incorrect. Itis means inflammation, and there is no inflammation in Fibromyalgia. The term Fibromyalgia has now become the accepted term, but many people continue to be diagnosed with the other synonyms. Tension Myalgia is another synonym that is currently being used.



    Organizations related to Fibromyalgia
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • American Chronic Pain Association
      P.O. Box 850
      Rocklin CA 95677
      Phone #: 916-632-0922
      800 #: 800-533-3231
      e-mail: ACPA@Pacbell.net
      Home page: http://www.theacpa.org
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • CF Alliance
      P.O. Box 9204
      Bardonia NY 10954
      Phone #: 845-548-0313
      800 #: --
      e-mail: CF_ALLIANCE@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://cf-alliance.tripod.com
    • Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association
      http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/Erythema Nodosum/
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: EryhemNodosum@yahoogroups.com.au
      Home page: http://www.au.groups.yahoo.com/group/ErythemaNodosum
    • Erythema Nodosum Yahoo Support Group
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erythema_nodosum_Group/
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • Fibromyalgia Educational Systems
      500 Bushaway Road
      Wayzata MN 55391
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.fmsedsys.com
    • Irish Chronic Pain Association
      Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups
      Dublin None 7
      Phone #: +35-31 -8047567
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@chronicpainireland.org
      Home page: http://www.chronicpainireland.org
    • KickAS.org
      11688 North Sage Brook Road
      Oro Valley AZ 85737-7342
      Phone #: 520-544-3023
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: kickas@kickas.org
      Home page: http://www.kickas.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • National CFIDS Foundation, Inc.
      103 Aletha Rd
      Needham MA 02492-3931
      Phone #: 781-449-3535
      800 #: --
      e-mail: gailronda@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.ncf-net.org
    • National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Association
      P.O. Box 18426
      Kansas City MO 64133
      Phone #: 816-737-1343
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information@ncfsfa.org
      Home page: http://www.ncfsfa.org



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