Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fibromayalgia: beyond the "fad" diagnosis.... 

Came across this on a fibromyalgia Facebook page. While the grammar is pretty bad in this article and some of the examples are kind of a stretch, it is true that the symptoms of fibromyalgia are nothing new:

Famous fibromyalgia people remind us that fibromyalgia has always existed

The main reason fibromyalgia seems like a trendy ailment is that it had different names in the past. From the early 1900's until 1987, it was called fibrositis. Prior to that, it was called neurasthenia, and before that, it was variously described as chronic rheumatism, myalgia, or pressure point syndrome. So only the name is of recent origin.

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