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Celebrities with Fibromyalgia: Facing an Invisible Illness

What is Fibromyalgia?

National Fibromyalgia Association estimates that about 3 to 6% of people suffer from fibromyalgia around the world. It is also estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from the condition.

Doctors consider fibromyalgia as a rheumatic disease since it impairs soft fibrous tissues such as tendons and muscles and joints. However, fibromyalgia doesn’t damage the joints and muscles. Instead, fibromyalgia wreaks havoc with pain centers which cause intense fatigue, muscle pain and stiffness, migraines, difficulty sleeping and terrible concentration issues.