I know someone who has fibromyalgia who thinks it can affect the internal organs and even the eyes making this a potentially life threatening disease. She says the pain is just as severe as someone who has RA and fibromyalgia is just as serious as RA. Is this true???
Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia does not affect the major organs and life expectancy is not shortened. However, the pain can be severe and equally disabling as rheumatoid arthritis.