4 Interesting Facts About Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia can be extremely difficult, mainly because it’s a very hard disease to diagnose. Because of the lack of external signs of the disease (fibromyalgia is considered an invisible illness), patients often get uncertain diagnoses.

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In this video shared by Pain Doctor, learn more about fibromyalgia, including some interesting facts about the disease. Did you know these facts about the disease? Would you add anything else for those who are not familiar with fibromyalgia?

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  1. Maureen Roland says:

    I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by a “Physiatrist (a Doctor of Physical Medicine) way back in 1989. However, I’ve noticed that in most of the posts I’ve read about fibro, patients are referred for consult with a Rheumatologist. I wonder if a referral to a Physiatrist would help identify an appropriate and accurate diagnosis earlier. My doctor palpated the eighteen tender spots,the severe pain of which positively identified the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. So, although it is an invisible illness, there is a way to positively diagnose the presence of fibro. I’m not sure of the level of awareness of this method.

  2. Mandy Brown says:

    Just something I’ve been thinking about. How many fibro patients witnessed Family Violence as a child? Given that its 10 times more common in women. Witnessing family violence is just as damaging to a child as being abused. I wonder if anyone has done any research on this topic.

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