Getting diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. What tests were used to find out if that you have Fibro?

Welcome to our latest fibromyalgia blog on the subject of your FMS and the tests used for  its diagnosis.

The aim of this blog is to find out more about the experiences (and stories) of people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and their friends and families.

One of the reasons for this is the attitude to Fibro of physicians.   Many people with Fibro will be familiar with the saying “it’s all in the mind” being directed at them by healthcare professionals and friends alike.  Indeed there are still some doctors who say the condition does not actually exist.

We should like to focus therefore on the story of the tests used for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. In particular we are interested in the following questions:-

Firstly, have you actually been diagnosed with fibromyalgia yet?

  • Were you diagnosed by a specialist or primary care physician?  Did you find them sympathetic to the condition?
  • What symptoms did you exhibit before and after diagnosis?
    What was your physicians’ attitude to your symptoms?
  • Were you given a “table tilt test”? What other tests were used?
    How would you like to see the diagnostic process improved?

Finally, if you have any advice for other patients or suggestions as to other resources please do not hesitate to add them to your blog comments.

Thanks very much in advance for your help.

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