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Fibromyalgia is a disorder classified by the presence of chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to gentle touch. Other core features of the disorder include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance and joint stiffness. People affected by the disorder frequently experience difficulty with swallowing, functional bowel and bladder abnormalities, difficulty with breathing, sensations of numbness and tingling, abnormal motor activity, cognitive dysfunction, and an increased prevalence of affective and anxiety-related symptoms.

What are the symptoms?

The designing symptoms of Fibromyalgia are :-

Chronic, widespread pain and allodynia.
Moderate to severe fatigue.
Needle-like tingling of the skin.
Muscle aches.
Prolonged muscle spasms.
Weakness in the limbs.
Nerve pain.
Functional bowel disturbances.
Chronic sleep disturbances.

The tests that are applicable to this pathological condition are :-

However not all of the doctors will necessarily use all of these tests, some may use less and some more. Specific patients may require different tests and therefore the final selection of any tests must be made in conjunction with a medical doctor.

We appreciate that some readers have yet to decide upon the doctor and if you would like to receive a short list from which you can make the final selection please E-mail us. It is advisable that you identify the suspected or diagnosed pathological condition in order for us to provide the most appropriate options.
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