People who experience pain 'all over' without a clear explanation are often diagnosed with fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia generally experience fatigue along with their pain. They typically also experience other problems, such as headaches, sleep problems, bowel problems, and various other issues. Sometimes people can be diagnosed with both fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. Due to the limited research on fibromyalgia, we do not usually clearly identify the underlying cause but there are things that can be done to improve both the pain and other symptoms for people with fibromyalgia.
It is sometimes difficult to find a doctor who is comfortable with treating fibromyalgia. Not all cases of fibromyalgia are the same, and a one-size-fits-all approach to treating it does not work. Important aspects of a fibromyalgia treatment plan may include the use of medications and addressing lifestyle factors such as sleep, diet, and exercise.
The initial evaluation of widespread pain or fibromyalgia has often taken about two hours or more. This includes taking a detailed history of the illness over time as well as different important aspects of the present illness in detail (such as pain, sleep trouble, fatigue, and headaches) and a detailed physical examination.
Individualized plan have often involved a combination of lifestyle changes and medication to help your symptoms. To find out whether appointments are available, please call.