Fibromyalgia is sometimes misdiagnosed as Mental Health Problems

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Mental Health Problems, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain throughout the whole body along with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. There is no cure and the symptoms can be managed with pain relivers, antidepressants, antiseizure medications, physical and occupational therapy and counselling. Due to how nonspecific these symptoms are, fibromyalgia can easily be misdiagnosed as rheumatic disease, mental health conditions and neurological disorders.

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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