Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a chronic syndrome (constellation of signs and symptoms) characterized by diffuse or specific muscle, joint, or bone pain, fatigue, and a wide range of other symptoms.
The term fibromyalgia was coined in 1976 to more accurately describe the symptoms, from the Latin word fibra, meaning fiber, myo, meaning muscle, and the Greek word algos, meaning pain.
One in 73 or 1.36% or 3.7 million people in USA have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
(Source: excerpt from Fibromyalgia Research Challenges and Opportunities: NIAMS, http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/fibromyalgia_research_challenges_and_opportunities_niams.htm)
According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million Americans. (Source: excerpt from Fibromyalgia: NWHIC, http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/fibromyalgia_nwhic.htm)
American College of Rheumatology, 2004. Fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million – or as many as one in 50 Americans.
Fibromyalgia is most commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 50, and 90% of these are women.
What could be causing this mysterious disease in such epidemic porportions? The medical professionals say that “it is not known” or “idiopathic” in Greek. One question the truth-seeker may ask is, “how can I trust the people to solve a problem when they can’t figure out what’s casuing this huge, white-elephant of a problem?”
Digging a little deeper into the science of fibromyalgia reveals some interesting facts. 1) Fibromyalgia are highly linked to aluminum toxicity. 2) Aluminum is a known neurotoxin. 3) Fibromyalgia is a disease of the nervous system — the nervous system is sensitized to feel pain that it shouldn’t. 4) Aluminum is present in high concentrations in most vaccinations. 5) Fibromyagia began it’s climb to epidemic levels as the number of vaccines climbed higher and higher in the 1980s.