May 20, 2013
Fibromyalgia has been treated and used in multiple ways. It has been said to cause pain, and they have developed pain killers that supposedly target the “overactive nerves” that are causing it. They say that fibromyalgia is all of these different things. But of course, more people continue to suffer from it every year! They do have a number of specialty fibromyalgia clinical spread across the world. And they have gone into holistic, homeopathic, and other methods to try to treat the problem at the source. But we cannot even diagnose it half the time, let alone properly treat it. There are many recognized contributing factors, and yet we cannot nail down one solid cause in the whole mess of things!
How do you diagnose fibromyalgia?
Chronic pain can be caused by many different diseases and many different issues. So in order to eliminate fibromyalgia, it essentially comes down to a diagnosis of they don’t know what is actually wrong with you. They’ve eliminated other common possibilities, and they don’t believe you are faking it. But still, you have the same pain. Depression is often a problem that can be mixed up with fibromyalgia because of the pain factor that is not actually associated with any physical triggers.
The symptoms also vary
Like many other disorders, especially autoimmune problems, fibromyalgia does not affect any two people the same way. One person could experience something like irritable bowel syndrome while another could have migraines while others just feel exhausted or they just feel constant aches in certain parts of the body. But with fibromyalgia, the pain is never limited to just one part of the body. It can be anywhere: neck pain, knee pain, elbow pain, face pain, etc. And it can actually occur in conjunction with other disorders such as depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypothyroidism.
Even for doctors who have experience with fibromyalgia, even for those doctors who work in clinics where that is all they actually treat, you will find that fibromyalgia can be an elusive disease. And they still don’t know exactly how to treat it. It is a constant and everyday struggle. But the most important thing to do is to eliminate other possibilities as that is the only true way to actually diagnose fibromyalgia.