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Key figures of fibromyalgia and chronic pain*

The affected population

More than 20 million people suffer from chronic pain in France, of which about1.2 to 3 million are affected by fibromyalgia. This figure is considered to be largely underestimated since more than 8 years are needed to be recognized as having fibromyalgia.

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2 out of 3 patients are directly handicapped by pain in their physical activities, their sleep, and in their activities outside the home.


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Gradual loss of social ties

1 out of 2 painful patientsfeels tired permanently and cannot live normally,experiencing difficulty in developing or maintain a normal social life

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medical wandering

From the first medical consultations, people suffering from chronic pain are confronted with diagnoses that are slow to be put in place, thus increasing the suffering of people affected by this pathology.

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Some facts about fibromyalgia:​

  • between 2 and 8% of French people are affected by fibromyalgia

  • 80% of people with fibromyalgia are women;

  • 90% of patients are under 60 years old

  • women  between 30 and 50 years are the most affected (70 to 90% of patients)

  • about 7% of children may have fibromyalgia


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  • An existential journey strewn with pitfalls

  • Repeated physical, sexual and psychological trauma left behind...

  • Regular stress, even untreated post-traumatic stress

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Internalized feeling of anger...

  • Feeling of injustice...

  • ...

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