The National Fibromyalgia Research Association is THE source for what’s new in fibromyalgia research and education. On this site you will find fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria and an Informational Guide. Also available is the newest material regarding the connection between the central nervous system (Chiari & cervical spinal cord stenosis) and FM/CFIDS. Look at low blood pressure problems in FMS and CFIDS. Check out scientific abstracts including those from NFRA’s scientific research symposium. Learn about available resources to help you gain control of this condition including: patient organizations, newsletters, and other web page links.


Over 6 million Americans, 90% of them women in the prime of their life, suffer from FMS and sometimes struggle for years before being correctly diagnosed.

Symptoms usually appear between 20-55 years of age, but children are also diagnosed with
fibromyalgia syndrome.

Pain and severe fatigue may keep FMS sufferers from their chosen profession and unable to perform
common daily tasks.

Fibromyalgia pain continues throughout a person’s lifetime.


Fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-AL-ja) syndrome (FMS) produces chronic body-wide pain, which migrates and can be felt from head to toe. Other symptoms include persistent fatigue, headaches, cognitive or memory impairment, morning stiffness and non-restorative sleep. The pain can migrate from day to day. Recent scientific research studies have shown central nervous system involvement in FMS.

Please remember the information and opinions contained at this site are intended for educational purposes
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Fibromyalgia Research Association. Only a
physician familiar with your individual medical history can give you personal medical advice.

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