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UMES 30 Ep. 35--The Pain Of Living With Fibromyalgia

Aug 19, 2019

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

It’s believed that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the human brain processes pain signals.

According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from this condition.

75 to 90 percent of the people who have fibromyalgia are women and the disorder is often seen in families, among siblings, or mothers and their children.

One such sufferer is Devon Jones, a 41-year-old mother living in North Carolina and is currently on disability.

She tells us what it’s like living with the disorder and how she manages it from day to day. 

ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 8/18/2019