It is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in the country, with no known cause for the chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that involves severe pain through the body and also severe lethargy or fatigue.
It is so often misdiagnosed because of the combination of these two factors not presenting equally.
Professor Mark Hutchinson is the Director of the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics, in the School of Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.
He explained to Sonya Feldhoff what is fibromyalgia, and what can be done to treat it.