The Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Fibromyalgia

By on November 25, 2014

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition that the medical community has long had difficulty defining. As stated last month, FM is often considered a “musculoskeletal disorder” (MSK) because of the aches and pains it produces in the muscles and joints. However, this is not really accurate since FM includes many other symptoms beyond just severe muscle pain, such as extreme fatigue, mental fog, sleep disorders, irritable bowel, and more. As such, “misdiagnosis” is more common than an accurate diagnosis when it comes the FM. Let’s take a closer look!
FM is described as a “syndrome,” meaning it includes multiple complaints and…

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