Facts About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia True/False:

Fibromyalgia involves widespread musculoskeletal pain.


Fibromyalgia negatively affects memory, sleep, mood and energy levels.


Fibromyalgia patients are often misdiagnosed, sometimes for several months or years.


Men and women are at equal risk for developing fibromyalgia.

False.  Women are at a much higher risk for being diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis.

False.  Fibromyalgia doesn’t cause inflammation of the joints, although it does contribute to pain.