Click here to read an article from the Mayo Clinic which dispels some common myths about fibromyalgia.
I was privileged to participate in the NFA's Fibromyalgia Legislation Day in Sacramento last Monday. Teams of patients and NFA representatives met with senators, assembly persons and their staffs to disseminate information about our illness and to garner their support for a bill that would recognize FM as a legitimate illness in the state of Ca. This action was prompted by a damaging article which appeared on the front page of the NY Times recently. This article quoted two doctors who doubt the legitimacy of fibromyalgia, and failed to mention the results of numerous recent studies which have proven conclusively that FMS is a disorder of the central nervous system. My experience was very positive. Each representative I met with knew of someone who suffers with FM and was very supportive of the bill.