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Do you know if you have fibromyalgia?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multifactorial

FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors.
Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity.

In brief: Multifactorial

FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors.
Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

It is not a great idea to try and diagnose yourself.
There are many conditions that can have features of fibromyalgia. Best to see a doctor familiar with this condition as well as the other conditions that cause similar symptoms. Then, he/she can provide a definitive diagnosis and suggest appropriate and best treatment.

In brief: See below

It is not a great idea to try and diagnose yourself.
There are many conditions that can have features of fibromyalgia. Best to see a doctor familiar with this condition as well as the other conditions that cause similar symptoms. Then, he/she can provide a definitive diagnosis and suggest appropriate and best treatment.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: See rheumatologist

Because there is no test for fibromyalgia, your doctor must rely solely on your group of symptoms to make a diagnosis.
In the american college of rheumatology guidelines for diagnosing fibromyalgia, one of the criteria is widespread pain throughout your body for at least three months. "widespread" is defined as pain on both sides of your body, as well as above and below your waist.

In brief: See rheumatologist

Because there is no test for fibromyalgia, your doctor must rely solely on your group of symptoms to make a diagnosis.
In the american college of rheumatology guidelines for diagnosing fibromyalgia, one of the criteria is widespread pain throughout your body for at least three months. "widespread" is defined as pain on both sides of your body, as well as above and below your waist.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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