Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain that is accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes start after physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
This chronic condition leaves you highly sensitive to pain. If you have this condition, you may feel long-lasting pain throughout your body.