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How do I know if I have fibromyalgia > ?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Criteria
See a skilled practitioner who knows the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia (usually a rheumatologist or physiatrist).
I recommend the american college of rheumatology criteria (published in 1990): at least 11 of 18 defined points are tender, pain on both left & right, pain above & below waist, longer than 3-6 months, other associated symptoms, and other causes excluded.

In brief: Criteria
See a skilled practitioner who knows the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia (usually a rheumatologist or physiatrist).
I recommend the american college of rheumatology criteria (published in 1990): at least 11 of 18 defined points are tender, pain on both left & right, pain above & below waist, longer than 3-6 months, other associated symptoms, and other causes excluded.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Med eval
Query re: diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Seen person w. widely ranging pain in four quarters back w. painful trigger points, depression, restless sleep, & no alternative diagnosis confirmed. Deconditioned obese females w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome & multiple childbirths at risk. Either sex w. low back & pelvic girdle mechanical injury at risk. IMO sacroiliac joint subluxation is common & causal.

In brief: Med eval
Query re: diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
Seen person w. widely ranging pain in four quarters back w. painful trigger points, depression, restless sleep, & no alternative diagnosis confirmed. Deconditioned obese females w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome & multiple childbirths at risk. Either sex w. low back & pelvic girdle mechanical injury at risk. IMO sacroiliac joint subluxation is common & causal.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
At Quora.com, under my name, and on my Pain Syndrome board of posts, I offer 100 essays devoted to the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia.  At Healthtap.com, I have answered dozens of questions about these subjects, and which can probably be accessed. 
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