can anyone give me a bit of info on what they do to diagnose you with fibromyalgia?
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Because no simple lab test is currently available, Fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis requires a hands-on evaluation by a skilled medical professional. This evaluation usually consists of:
1. Ruling out medical conditions whose symptoms mimic FM (i.e., Thyroid Disease, MS, Lupus, etc.)
2. An extensive medical history which includes a discussion of the nature and duration of specific symptoms.
3. A physical examination which includes a tender point exam. The criteria used for diagnosis is widespread pain for a duration of more than 3 months. Also, pain in 11 of the 18 tender point locations when a pressure of 4 kgs is used at the tender point location.
For more information about FM , including Myths, Symptoms, Possible Causes, Severity, Duration, Treatments, and Tender Points visit FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES. You can also find information about Disability, Finding a Doctor and much more.
I hope this helps!
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