Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh
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Fibromyalgia is a condition that often is a diagnosis of exclusion meaning that it is a diagnosis arrived at after ruling out other conditions. Because of this, fibromyalgia usually takes a long time before it is finally diagnosed which can serve as a source of stress.
Once it is diagnosed, there are no easy conventional medical solutions other than pain killers and antidepressants.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia usually include widespread muscular pain and tenderness, chronic fatigue, unrefreshed sleep, cloudy thinking, and emotional sensitivity. The degree of pain and fatigue will vary between patients.
Complicating matters, there are also many conditions that accompany fibromyalgia such as: IBS, migraines, allergies, and even urinary issues.
Fibromyalgia can be caused by either physical or emotional trauma, following an infection, as part of an autoimmune disorder (such as lupus), or may just run in the family.
Classically, fibromyalgia is diagnosed after certain criteria are met. One of these being the experience of chronic pain for at least three months.
Eighteen specific points along the body are also examined requiring a minimum of eleven of them to present as tender points upon palpation. Finally, patients should also present with pain on both sides of the body involving muscles that are situated above and below the waist.
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