Definition of Fibromyalgia

A history of widespread pain. The patient must be experiencing pain or achiness, steady or intermittent, for at least 3 months. At times, the pain must have been present:


A. On both sides of the body

B. Both above and below the waist

C. In the Mid-body-for example, in the neck, midchest, midback, or headache.

D. Pain on at least eleven of the eighteen tender points


Problem with the definition is that it is a research definition and excludes many people with the syndrome.


Basic dysfunctions can be generalized to be characterized by:

  •             Disordered sleep
  •             Hormonal deficiencies (not picked up on standard blood tests)
  •             Nutritional deficiencies
  •             Infections
  •             Mitochondrial dysfunction


Associated Conditions:

  •             Chronic Sinusitis
  •             Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
  •             Sensitive to medications
  •             Allergies
  •             Sensitivity to temperature or barometric changes
  •             Intolerant to alcohol
  •             Hypoglycemia
  •             Dizziness
  •             Low blood pressure
  •             Low grade fevers
  •             Heart palpitations
  •             Frequent infections
  •             Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  •             Vulvadynia
  •             Headaches (migraine and tension)
  •             Depression
  •             Autoimmune diseases (lupus, RA)
  •             Restless Leg Syndrome
  •             Weight Gain
  •             Increased thirst
  •             Low body temp
  •             Insulin resistance
  •              Yeast overgrowth
  •             Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •             Painful or irregular menstrual periods
  •             Extreme exhaustion
  •             Sleep disturbances
  •             Brian fog
  •             Shortness of breath
  •             Confusion with numbers, names, words etc.
  •             Mood swings
  •             Numbness or tingling