Fibromyalgia refers to the condition of widespread chronic pain in the body, usually accompanied by memory loss, mood swings, fatigue and sleep disorders. Patients may even experience debilitating joint pain, difficulty in swallowing and abnormalities in bladder and bowel movement. The exact causes behind fibromyalgia are unknown, but researchers believe genetic, environmental, psychological and genetic factors might be behind it.

Fibromyalgia has been associated with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. It is quite possible that a patient may not experience all the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It affects 2-4 percent of the population and females are nine times more likely to fall victims to it as compared to men. While fibromyalgia is not associated with any other serious condition, the pain and other symptoms tend to interfere with your capability to live life fully.