The investigators are doing this research study to explore whether the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine can be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia. The researchers believe that the BCG vaccine can benefit people with fibromyalgia by increasing immune signaling molecules, called cytokines. The Faustman Immunobiology Laboratory has previously studied BCG in long-term type 1 diabetics and found that BCG vaccinations showed a short and small pancreas effect of restored insulin secretion.
Eligible volunteers will be vaccinated with BCG in repeat fashion over a period of three years or receive placebo treatment. The investigators hypothesize that these repeat injections of BCG will reduce symptom severity by increasing immune signaling cytokines.