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New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia

New criteria proposed for diagnosing fibromyalgia

This is indeed good news. The tender point test did seem rather minimal since it only takes into account pain and ignores the other prodominate symptoms. Certainly it could lead to earlier diagnosis in FMS patients, because, seriously, if it takes a decade to diagnosis someone there are some issues with the methods. I recall when i finally got my diagnosis that they were too late... by then FMS had impaired a great deal of my ability to function in many aspects that I simply had to cope with on my own, often including stopping activities that became too draining or painful, when it fact early treatment would encourage a certain level of activity. Helping with the cognitive impairements and sleep issues early on sure would have been nice as well. What I most remember of my official diagnosis, which by then was rather moot, was that tender point test was damn painful. Damn painful and lasted quite a bit after as well. It is like poking a bruise... yeah it hurts and hurts quite a bit if you put that much pressure on it. Of course, there was also some relief. That finally moment where finally there is a name for what is wrong with you. And that hope that finally someone will help. Of course, they didn't then. But the more medications and treatments they look into the better the future outlook for those of us that have this dang syndrome.
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