Fibromyalgia: a “simmering” death for three million Spaniards

This disease can translate into more than 30 different symptoms, among which the most disabling are pain and chronic fatigue

The president of the  Afibrom Fibromyalgia  Association ,  Luisa Fernanda Panadero Gómez , says that this  “invisible” disease  is a “simmering” death for the almost three million people who suffer from it in Spain.

“Fibromyalgia is not seen, it is suffered,” said Baker in an article published this Friday, on the occasion of World Fibromyalgia Day and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome this Saturday, May 12, which indicates that this disease ” it is a reality that continues to grow, which does not understand social classes, cultural level, age, or cardinal point. “

“Fibromyalgia has gone from being a health problem to being  a social problem . It affects 5.4% of the population, and 92.7% are women at risk of social exclusion,” says Baker.

Chronic fatigue

The president of Afibrom explains that “far from being psychological, as many have been determined to make believe”, it is a “neuroimmune” disease, so it compromises the whole organism and can translate into more than 30 different symptoms, among which the most disabling are pain and  chronic fatigue .

“Fibromyalgia is a chronic and disabling disease of unknown cause and without effective treatment,” Panadero reaffirms, to call for an end to stigmatization of those who suffer from it, systematically accused of “liars, complainers, neurotics, depressants, scammers, victimizers. . “

In his opinion, “the fact that the reality of this harsh disease has been denied for so long has caused  irreparable physical and moral damage  in many affected”, while – he adds – “at the sanitary level, polymedication has been abused  ” creating “drug-dependent people.”

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