There is no obvious, objective method (such as laboratory or imaging tests) for diagnosing fibromyalgia. The criteria used to study fibromyalgia are very helpful, particularly if the patient does not have another disorder, such as depression or arthritis, which could complicate the diagnosis. Failure to meet the criteria, however, does not rule out fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia should be suspected in any person who has muscle and joint pain with no identifiable cause.
Because many patients...Read more
The sessions on fibromyalgia were rather popular at last week's American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting in San... Read more »
I have long suspected that subsets of fibromyalgia existed and should be studied. I think one of the roadblocks to finding successful... Read more »
Fibromyalgia has brought many challenges and limitations into my life, not the least of which is finding clothes that are not painful to... Read more »
A new study looked at whether or not online support groups had an empowering effect on patients, and if so, how. An online questionnaire... Read more »