The main objective of this guide is to resolve queries that arise among healthcare professionals, friends and family members when considering and evaluating their situation and the suffering related to fibromyalgia. To this end, it provides the definition, symptomatology, causes, treatments and recommendations from general medicine and nursing practice.

The guide aims to modify the misperceptions about fibromyalgia with real facts, paying particular attention to its treatment from a pharmacological, cognitive behavioural and physiotherapeutic point of view.

The objective of this guide is to inform and assist families and sufferers of these diseases so that they can achieve a better quality of life as patients and as people. It contains all information of interest on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome as well as their definitions, symptoms, causes, treatments and recommendations to make day-to-day life easier and improve the quality of life of these people.

The ten golden rules of the Spanish Rheumatology Society (SER) are included with guidelines and useful advice for those affected by fibromyalgia.