Fibromyalgia, Fabio (Aisf): “ We, invisible patients, awaiting recognition ”

Fibromyalgia, Fabio (Aisf): “ We, invisible patients, awaiting recognition ”

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Fibromyalgia, Fabio (Aisf): “ We, invisible patients, awaiting recognition ”

Cramps, morning stiffness, fatigue, headache, mood and cognitive disturbances, paraesthesia, insomnia, irritable bowel, and genitourinary disorders. I am alone some of the main symptoms that sufferers have in common
fibromyalgia, one of the most widespread rheumatic diseases that affects about two million Italians, especially women. Although it is a chronic disabling condition, in our country, fibromyalgia is not recognized as a chronic disease within the essential levels of assistance (Lea), the benefits and services guaranteed to all citizens by the National Health Service, free of charge or by paying the ticket, if due. For years, patients have been fighting for inclusion in the list of chronic disabling diseases, which give the right to exemption from the ticket for specialist services related to the disease.