Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fibromyalgia: Making the Diagnosis

Are your aching muscles and extreme fatigue caused by fibromyalgia? Here's how your doctor will decide.

Fibromyalgia affects 2 to 4 percent of the U.S. population, but getting a correct diagnosis for this chronic pain condition can be challenging for the physician and frustrating for the patient. That's because fibromyalgia symptoms vary from person to person and can be similar to those of many other common conditions — like those related to arthritis, depression, and even multiple sclerosis.

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