This condition progressively get worse over a period of time. Stress may increase the rate of progression. Meaning, the more stress usually means the faster it progresses.Fibromyalgia is real and reversible. Most researchers agree that fibromyalgia patients suffer from a disorder of central processing within the brain, more specifically the neuroendocrine/neurotransmitter dysregulation. Over the last couple years we've learned that these patients suffer from many deep brain reflex lesions and a decreased ability of their body to utilize oxygen at a much greater deficit than someone else of the same age and sex. When I speak of deep brain reflex lesions I am not speaking about an anatomic problem like a brain infection or brain cancer. That type of problem is referred to as an ablative brain lesion.