How to know if I have fibromyalgia or something else?

See a rheumatologist. The symptoms of fibromyagia are often many in addition to daily pain.Be sure to see a board certified rheumatologist to rule out autoimmune conditions that require other treatments.In general, there are no lab or other test abnormalities in patients with fibromyalgia, so often patients are told by primary care and other docs, they have nothing wrong with them.This is not true! see a rheumatologist.
No specific test. There are no lab tests or imaging tests specifically available for it. A number of other conditions can have similar symptoms such as HIV/ Cancer/ Lyme disease/Hyopothyroidism. Your doctor can use clinical tests to rule out many of these conditions. But doing so takes a lot of time, effort, and money.

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