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What Is Fibromalygia
Criteria for FM: Fm is a common syndrome associated w/widespread pain; may be accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, cognitive/ memory problems, anxiety, depression. To meet criteria for diagnosis: widespread pain in all 4 quadrants of body for >3 months and 11-18 tender points (determined by md). New criteria have been proposed referring to a "widespread pain index" and a "symptom severity score". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I be disgnosed with fibromalygia even that I don't have the other symptoms but chronic back pain?
No: No, typically fibromyalgia requires certain elements in order to be diagnosed. All to often it becomes a diagnosis where you are labelled without clear signs or symptoms. Understandably this is a clinical entity that we don't understand all that well but having chronic low back pain is not typically by itself consistent with fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has pain in both shoulders, back, and legs to where she lays around I was just wondering if this was fibromalygia.?
It could be but: Yes fibromyalgia can cause these symptoms but depending on her age there can be other causes. When a rheumatologist hears these complaints we do consider fibromyalgia but people with fibromyalgia have widespread pain. If your mother is older, this description suggests one also consider polymyalgia rheumatica which can be an inflammatory musciloskeletal condition. Ask her doctor to see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise plus other: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. It is made worse by many things, especially poor sleep and/or poor exercise and/or poor control of stress or psychological issues. You need to be evaluated to see which of these or if all of these may be your problems. Directing therapy to these with sleep evaluation, an exercise program and stress reduction can help. You need individualized program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clinical data supports that FM is multifactorial & treatments are multimodal. Patient efforts at muscle reconditioning via aquatherapy, massage, gentle yoga, medicinal cannabis, weight loss, & mindfulness therapies provide best potential for a cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Fibromyalgia can not be diagnosed by blood tests, MRI or other such tests. It is strictly a clinical diagnosis made by taking a careful history and performing a physical exam. Laboratory tests are useful to make certain the symptoms are not caused by some other condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibromyalgia symptom: Tender muscles and fatigue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any age but: Age can apply, but more depends on what you do with your age :exercise, sleep issues, psychiatric issues. These are all very important maturity may help you deal with all of the issues of fibromyalgia better, it's really depends on the person you are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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