We believe that one of the best ways to raise awareness about fibromyalgia is to educate others.
Here are 5 common myths about fibromyalgia along with the facts that prove them wrong.
Myth #1 – Fibromyalgia is a rare condition
In reality, fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that between 5 and 6 million people suffer from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia affects about 2% of all adults – 3.5% of women and 0.5% of men.
Most sufferers begin experiencing symptoms between their 20s and 50s.