With still an alarming number of GP’s poo pooing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia it is important that you know how to get the best treatment for it.
News 800 recently wrote an article on this saying that the first step in this process is to arm yourself with the facts. Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. The American College of Rheumatology created criteria in 1990 and 2010 that doctors have used for research studies and in clinical practice. A 2016 revision of the criteria is the most recent effort to improve on these and includes three characteristic features:
- Significant and widespread pain
- Severe symptoms (such as fatigue or “brain fog”) present for at least three months
- No other clear explanation for these symptoms
Fibromyalgia often coexists with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, but it is not caused by mental illness. Fibromyalgia is not “in your head,” but it…
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