How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed

How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed by physicians. Symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain and fatigue, are also common in other diseases. Currently, no blood test is available for fibromyalgia. Some physicians tell patients with fibromyalgia that the pain is all in their heads and there is nothing they can do about it. Physicians commonly follow the handbook of the American College of Rheumatology to diagnose fibromyalgia.

What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

• Muscle stiffness all over the body, even after taking a walk

• Muscle stiffness after standing or sitting still for a while

• Chronic muscle pain and cramps all over the body

• Poor-quality sleep and feeling tired and sleepy during the day

• Gastrointestinal discomfort, such as frequent nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea

• Morning stiffness

• Frequent migraines

• Numbness in the face, hands, and feet

• Anxiety and depression