Family member ask's : "What exactly is Fibromyalgia?" So I want to explain by saying: Fibro is a Brain and central nervous system disorder where the nerves generate pain signals intermittently from mutiple areas of the body. Also, causes cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder, dysfunctional autonomic nervous system (causing spells of low blood pressure, body temperature dysregulation(hot or cold), extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, numbness & tingling in hands and feet, and depression, anxiety & irritability. But I only get to say : Fibro is a Brain and Central Nervous System disorder where the nerves generate pain signals intermittently from multiple areas of the body. .... Then I get cut off... The person overtalks me and blah! blah! blah! about other crap that has nothing to do with the subject being discussed. Totally invalidating what I'm trying to say... moving converstion off to another vein. Now, is it me or are people just too selfish,self-absorbed, and inconsiderate to listen for 1 minute while we explain our illness to them. Are we obliged to explain it in 15 seconds or less! How do you explain our illness to others?