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Fibromyalgia All Pain Symptoms List
Criteria: The american college of rheumatology published diagnostic criteria for fibromygia. You need to be examined by a physician familiar with these criteria who can make the call. You must have widespread pain both above and below the waist, on both the left and right sides of the body, and more than 11 of 18 predefined localized tender pointson exam. You must also rule out other similar conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more
Can fibromyalgia cause ent, problems or allergy type symptoms? Alongside other long list of health issues?
Can you list some key differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have most symptoms of both, so need some way of distinction.
FM vs. CFS: Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. Cfs may be distinguished from fm on the basis of the presence of cognitive dysfunction, which is absent in fm. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️
Very real: Here's a legitimate respected site. More is recently being understood. It's very real and varies from person to person. Like many conditions, emotional issues can underlay or overlay it and complicate the picture. It takes a while for some Doctors to get up-to-date on research, so be careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would the symptoms listed on my profile be consistent with a fibromyalgia dx? I have been in pain for months.
Could fibromyalgia cause the same symptoms as sarciatica or the same pain .Does it interfere with it in a way or another.Pls justify.?
Two are different: Sciatica is due to compression of nerve roots forming the sciatic nerve, pain is in buttocks, lower back, leg and foot, it can have muscle weakness, tingling and numbness all on one side. Where as fibromyalgia is a generalized pain all over the body with sensitivity to pressure and is a neuropsychiatric disorder associated with fatigue, anxiety, cognitive changes, bowel and bladder changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have alot of symptoms of fibromyalgia, including nonstop pain. My dr started me on cymbalta. It's helped my pain alot does it mean I have fibro?
Not necessarily: Cymbalta helps a lot of pain syndromes and I'm glad that it is helping yours but that is not diagnostic. Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion and is made when you meet a certain number of criteria ( kind of one from column a and one from column b) and other diagnoses have been ruled out. Best wishes for continuing to feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have all of the symptoms of fibromyalgia except the widespread pain- it's currently only in my neck and shoulders. Could it still be fibromyalgia?
Have been dx with fibromyalgia, going to see a new PCP. How to best help her treat effectively/not come off crazy? Have pain diary, sx & rx list.
Fibromyalgia: I commend you for preparing Have pain diary, sx & rx list. Also Prepare •list of all functions day by day in last 2 weeks, and your level of satisfaction. •Feelings of sadness, hurt, resentment, anger, shame, guilt, loneliness •Stresses of relationships, parenting, work, •Past unresolved conflicts Discuss with PCP to improve Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Spiritual Health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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