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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

FibromyalgiaSyndrome was formed to offer a unique reference point on the symptoms and treatments for joint pain and fibromyalgia.

The FibromyalgiaSyndrome website is designed and written to help support people with fibromyalgia, and their families, friends and colleagues. It provides an approachable and easy-to-read introduction to fibromyalgia syndrome, and gives no-nonsense information about living with this potentially long-term disorder.

People with fibromyalgia syndrome, also known as fibromyositis or fibrositis, have long-term pain in muscles and around joints, as well as feeling tenderness as certain places around the body. They also feel constant tiredness.

The FibromyalgiaSyndrome website is broken down into sections, each giving information on an aspect of the disorder. This begins with 'Facts' - basic background on what may cause the disorder, and what its long term outcome might be. After a section called 'Living With It' - information about diagnosis, advice on adjusting to life with fibromyalgia syndrome, and practical tips on day to day living, the site breaks the disease down into its different aspects.

These include symptoms relating to nerves and senses, the digestive system, pain and stiffness, and stress and fatigue. The fibromyalgia syndrome story finishes with a section on 'Relief and Treatment' - what doctors, and the individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome, can do to alleviate the symptoms, and with case studies - glimpses into how actual people cope with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

FibromyalgiaSyndrome was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding FibromyalgiaSyndrome and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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