You hurt all over, and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests, your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds familiar, you may have fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Although the intensity of your symptoms may vary, they'll probably never disappear completely. It may be reassuring to know, however, that fibromyalgia isn't progressive or life-threatening. Treatments and self-care steps can improve fibromyalgia symptoms and your general health.
I got the def. from this site...... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079
Once I found it ran in my family I looked all over the net... this is another useful site:http://www.fmaware.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1950&pg=main
I loose energy fast as well.... when I posted this in the just ask some one that has FM posted this... maybe this will help anyone that is looking for the same answers as me.....
post from a Monroe Talker:
do a variety of things for it.......I take Flax Seed Oil capsules and Fish Oil capsules which help A LOT and also have very good properties for many other things such as your heart and skin.
I take 2 to 3 L-Lysine tablets a day for the fatiuge.....must be L-Lysine and not just Lysine! The CDC told me years ago that it helps SOME people with the fatigue and for me, it really does! I also have the Chronic version of Epstein-Barr virus (mono) so it really helps there too........
I take One-A-Day vitamins "All Day Energy" pills every morning which really helps as it contains guarana....a natural herb that gives you energy.