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Old 08-28-2004, 06:10 PM
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I always heard that fibrositis was the old term, while now it is Fibromayalgia.

Fibrositis is:Inflammation of white fibrous tissues (especially muscle sheaths)

Fibromyalgis is: (medicine) group of common rheumatoid disorders (not involving the joints) characterized by achy pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles, also called
myofascial pain syndrome.

Rheumatism: A chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint

Iwas told that Fibro, would NOT destruct the components of the joint, as with Rheumatism will

So gee, see how complex this illness is.

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