What you should know
about fibromyalgia

  • You & your doctor

    To reach a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and begin a treatment to relieve your widespread pain, you need to know how to communicate and work in partnership with your doctor.  Read more

  • Is there a cure or a medical treatment?

    Though there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there is more and more hope for people living with the condition. Two medications have been authorized by Health Canada to help manage the pain.  Read more

  • How is it diagnosed?

    There is no specific test to diagnose fibromyalgia. Since people with fibromyalgia exhibit symptoms that overlap with other disorders, diagnosis is a process of elimination.  Read more

  • What is the cause?

    There is no one known cause of fibromyalgia, but research has shown that it can be brought on by genetics, injuries, viral infections and traumatic events, as well as by other conditions.  Read more

  • What are the symptoms?

    The symptoms of fibromyalgia are as complex as they are diverse, but the most important symptom experienced by everyone living with fibromyalgia is widespread pain.  Read more

  • What is fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia is a common chronic widespread pain condition that is estimated to affect 1.1 million Canadians. It was officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1992.  Read more