Fibromyalgia – Were you Properly Diagnosed and Treated?

Per the Center of Disease Control “Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology (cause) characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms; such as:

· Morning stiffness

· Tingling or numbness in hands and feet

· Headaches, including migraines

· Irritable bowel syndrome

· Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”)

· Painful menstrual periods and other pain syndromes”

(Additional research shows insomnia to be a symptom.)

“The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria are used for clinical diagnosis classification. Diagnosis is based on the presence of widespread pain (at least 3 months duration) and tenderness on 11 of 18 pressure points. Read the rest of this entry »