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How can I be sure it´s fms and not something else?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rheumatologist

? How to know if fibromyalgia (FM) is correct diagnosis? Rheumatologists are expert at diagnosis of FM. FM is diagnosis of exclusion; laboratory & imaging studies are used to rule out other possible causes of symptoms being experienced.
Diagnosis requires chronic widespread pain; including both upper & lower back regions. Depression, confused mentation, & restless sleep are common symptoms.

In brief: Rheumatologist

? How to know if fibromyalgia (FM) is correct diagnosis? Rheumatologists are expert at diagnosis of FM. FM is diagnosis of exclusion; laboratory & imaging studies are used to rule out other possible causes of symptoms being experienced.
Diagnosis requires chronic widespread pain; including both upper & lower back regions. Depression, confused mentation, & restless sleep are common symptoms.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get Evaluated

Get evaluated, a complete history and physical exam, in addition tests will be ordered to rule out other causes for your symptoms.

In brief: Get Evaluated

Get evaluated, a complete history and physical exam, in addition tests will be ordered to rule out other causes for your symptoms.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good question

To be certain, your doctors needs to test you for other "rheumatic diseases.
" these are conditions that mimic fibromyalgia but can be more serious and debilitating. Finally, if it is fibromyalgia, i recommend you see an md who specializes in the treatment of the condition. You will ultimately be more likely to improve.

In brief: Good question

To be certain, your doctors needs to test you for other "rheumatic diseases.
" these are conditions that mimic fibromyalgia but can be more serious and debilitating. Finally, if it is fibromyalgia, i recommend you see an md who specializes in the treatment of the condition. You will ultimately be more likely to improve.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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