This is one of the better descriptions I have found posted on the internet. The niams.nih.gov has many evidence-based, simple, readable posts about chronic pain.
Follow this link to learn about your new chronic pain: http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia_ff.pdf
As usual, any questions or thoughts, please post to your Fibro Peers.
Lucinda Tart, Fibromyalgia Peer Advocate/Life Skills Coach