Read everything you need to know about fibromyalgia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, therapies, research and Lynn's real experience.
“Fibromyalgia is not talked about enough.”
Benji, 25, shares their experience of living with fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome. He tells us why a good support system is so important.
“You can’t see fibromyalgia so talking is the only way to inform people”
Chloe Gibb, 34 was officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia nine years ago. Here she shares the journey she’s been through, with some great advice for others.
Fibromyalgia - Patient centred care for fibromyalgia (PACFIND)
Learn about our research to improve healthcare services for patients with fibromyalgia and provide a timely diagnosis, which can currently take many years.
Our fibromyalgia research highlights
Learn more about our research projects and how we hope to improve diagnosis and treatment options for people living with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia - Developing a new “brain training” treatment for fibromyalgia pain
Learn about our research to develop and begin testing a new treatment with the potential to relieve fibromyalgia pain, named perceptual training (‘Pe Tra’).
Back pain | Repeated fibromyalgia pain alters brain signals
Learn more about exploring whether repeated exposure to pain in fibromyalgia alters the brain signalling process.
Ankylosing spondylitis - How can we effectively manage patients who have axial spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia?
Learn more about the how can we effectively manage patients who have axial spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia - Investigating body and brain mechanisms of pain and fatigue in fibromyalgia
Learn about our research into how the brain's response to pain and fatigue is affected by inflammation and our ability to control the fight or flight response.
“Fibromyalgia may be invisible to you, but it’s very real to me.”
Stephen shares his experiences of living with fibromyalgia and why he wants to raise awareness of the condition.
Fibromyalgia - Maintaining Musculoskeletal Health Study
Learn about our research into the success and cost effectiveness of CBT in preventing the development of chronic widespread pain in fibromyalgia patients.
Top tips on fibromyalgia
Top tips - on fibromyalgia by Dr Joseph McVeigh, Senior Lecturer and Head of Physiotherapy at the University College Cork.
Fibromyalgia - Using virtual reality body illusions to investigate the interactions between the body, brain and pain in fibromyalgia.
Learn more about using virtual reality body illusions to investigate the interactions between the body, brain and pain in fibromyalgia.
How can virtual reality help to treat fibromyalgia?
Learn about research using virtual reality to explore the link between the brain, body and pain in order to better understand fibromyalgia.
Research shows that fibromyalgia is likely a condition of the immune system.
New research has shown that many fibromyalgia symptoms are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body.