Fibromyalgia (or FM or FMS) causes a variety of symptoms including; widespread pain, tender points, fatigue, morning stiffness, “fibro fog” characterized as concentration and memory problems, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and numbness and tingling sensations to name a few.
Having fibromyalgia can cost thousands of dollars in extra health care expenses annually in treatments and remedies that are over and above what is covered by the Canadian health care system.
The Canadian Government acknowledges the financial burden that can be involved with having fibromyalgia and as a result provides financial assistance in the form of the Disability Tax Credit and other related disability benefits.
You can find out if you qualify for the disability tax credit and other related benefits by submitting a request request below.
Many people who get approved receive $1,600 to $35,000.