I'm certain 99.9% of you know the definition of Fibromyalgia but just in case... Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache, typically arising from muscles. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.Fibromyalgia is characterized by additional pain when firm pressure is applied to specific areas of your body, called tender points.People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is frequently disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea, that further worsen symptoms. FM can not and will never be diagnosed by a blood test. Analysis of the brain and spinal fluid is the only certain way to have an absolute understanding of this illness. The technology is there, it's only a matter of time before the diagnostic tests reach the universal platform.