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If You Have Fibromyalgia You Really Must Read This May 2015 Paper By The “American Pain Society”.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read the first two paragraphs here. Use link below to access the original.

Click here to access the full, original paper
from the ‘American Pain Society’.


This is a very illuminating article. It will help you see your fibromyalgia in a whole new light. This is the latest and most up-to-date thinking and findings about fibromyalgia.

Don’t continue being misinformed about fibromyalgia. It is important that YOU know what fibromyalgia is all about. It is YOUR PAIN and you need to know the real story.

I do reference this article in my ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ book. I found this article extremely useful and thought provoking.

If you have fibromyalgia, I really do urge you to read it. It will help you. Of that there can be no doubt or debate.

All the best.


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Fibromyalgia Is NOT What It Used To Be!

by Anura Guruge



If YOUR Fibromyalgia diagnosis is more than a couple of years old the chances are that your diagnosis may need to be RE-EVALUATED.

For a start, doctors in the know, no longer put much stock in the famous 18-tender pressure-spot diagnosis — for so long the BASIS for diagnosing fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia used to be thought of as a condition related to rheumatism (or arthritis). The name itself indicates that it has to do with pain in muscles and fibrous tissues. NOT SO, any more.

The latest thinking is that fibromyalgia is a central nervous system related disorder. As such it is very similar to ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS).

On May 16, 2015, the ‘American Pain Society’ issued a press release titledFibromyalgia Has Central Nervous System Origins’. Its opening sentence was: ‘Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it’.

WOW. WOW. WOW.

To cap it all, the ‘National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association’ (NfmCPA) has an article with the title: Fibromyalgia: A Perfect Example of Centralized Pain’.

One thing, however, has NOT changed. More than 75% of those said to have fibromyalgia are women.

My new bookCentral Pain Syndrome‘ deals with the connection between fibromyalgia and CPS.


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