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Scientists are investigating the theory that the malfunctioning of our immune systems causes Fibro pains. Fibro, specifically, is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. If you spend most of your days feeling like you've got the flu, with aches everywhere and a total lack of energy, then you are a good candidate for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, especially if your symptoms began after some sort of trauma - an accident, surgery, a death, etc. But the pain must have persisted for at least three months.
I have fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. "Tender points" refers to tenderness that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips. People with this syndrome may also experience sleep disturbances, morning stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and other symptoms.