When I first started really wondering what was wrong with me, (mid-30s trying to keep up with my son, work, and go to school all at the same time) and being a critic of fast-paced American society with fast food and chemicals everywhere you turn, I started out by wondering how much of an “American” problem chronic pain/fatigue was (I wasn’t formally diagnosed yet). If only we had Bank Holidays like in the UK, or real vacation time, or just time off, maybe we would all feel better. Typical ethnocentric American. And typical human – if there’s nothing wrong with me, there must be something wrong with my environment. Something external must be causing the pain and fatigue. Right? The fast-paced, stress-filled American way of life must be it.
Nope, it’s not. Many of the articles that I read about fibromyalgia studies and populations are from other countries, all around the world, the people who have clicked onto this website are from all over the world. The list of visitors are below. Unfortunately, it indicates how wide of a reach fibromyalgia has. I’ve had visitors from every continent with the exception of Antarctica (and Greenland, if Greenland is actually considered a continent, which why isn’t it?) Anyway, thank you all for reading!