A Harrisburg, Ill., paper's notice of a meeting about fibromyalgia actually provides a pretty good description of the condition:
"Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with varying symptoms, so it is difficult to diagnose," Reeves said. "There is no definitive diagnosis for the disease."Some doctors eliminate everything else, then determine a patient must have fibromyalgia. Some doctors don't recognize the diagnosis at all, Reeves said. "
I would have liked to see a little more detailed listing of possible fibro symptoms, but they do discuss later in the article possible causes and treatments.