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Fibromyalgia: Symptoms Don't Necessarily Lead to Diagnosis

The early symptoms and common misdiagnoses of Fibromyalgia "Fibro Fog"- Short-term memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and a general loss of mental clarity. Sleep Disorders- Insomnia, waking mid-sleep in pain, waking up tired and unrested, sleep apnea. Migraines- Nausea, sensitivity to light, noise, and temperature. Depression and Anxiety Jaw and Facial Tenderness Chronic Muscle Pain- Muscle spasms, cramps, tightness, weakness, and excessive pain after exercise. Fatigue- General decreased energy and reduced tolerance for exercise. Numbness or Tingling in the Limbs Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation Morning Stiffness- Pain or stiffness in the joints upon waking up. Painful Menstrual Cycle Common Misdiagnoses There is no direct test to diagnose Fibromyalgia. The average Fibromyalgia case takes an average of 5 years to receive an accurate diagnosis. Common misdiagnoses include: Time of Day- Symptoms vary widely upon time of day, weather conditions, and human factors. Symptoms worsen in the early morning, late evening, cold weather, wet weather, and during periods of high stress, tension, depression, inactivity, and hormonal fluctuations. -Chronic fatigue syndrome -Lupus -Vitamin D deficiency -Depression -Rheumatoid Arthritis -Myofascial pain syndrome -Reflex sympathetic dystrophy -Infectious diseases: Hepatitis, AIDS Brought to you by: TOMMIE COPPER -Hypothyroidism THE ELEMENT OF COMFORT

Fibromyalgia: Symptoms Don't Necessarily Lead to Diagnosis

shared by rmmojado on Mar 24
Fibromyalgia continues to be one of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions today with patients waiting on average 5 years to receive a correct diagnosis.


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