Fibromyalgia is a common non-inflammatory cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain. The cause of the illness is unknown but it is more common in women where it affects nearly one in 50 women.
The generalized pain is almost always accompanied by extreme fatigue. Another common complaint is difficulty performing tasks requiring rapid mental thought. Anxiety and depression are present in about a half of all people with this condition.
Most women with fibromyalgia do very well in pregnancy. Some women might see a worsening of their symptoms while others see an improvement. The disease does not affect the health of the baby.
If you are on medication for your fibromyalgia, do make sure they are safe to take. They will sometimes need to be changed.