Fibromyalgia is sometimes misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Fibromyalgia.

The main criteria for diagnosing Fibromyalgia is widespread pain in the body for a minimum period of three months. To be diagnosed the pain must be in four of the following five locations: axial, right lower, left lower, right upper and left upper regions.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Cognitive difficulties, fatigue, widespread pain

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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