Re: CRP blood test for FMS ?
Linda, you are correct, FM is not inflammatory, that's why it's so hard to treat and diagnose. Dr's don't know whether to treat us as though we have arthritis or an autoimmune disorder. For simplifying, FM can most be described as a "connective tissue disorder". I beleive if you research the Fibromyalgia name, it was called something else before, which referred mostly to the disorder of connective tissue. However, research is being done that will hopefully have a couple of new meds on the market soon that treats FM alone. There are also neurotransmitter disorders that cause us Fibromites trouble, and that's getting into the "noggin" area. Some rheumey's will refer Fibromites to Nuerologists for treatment. I know that a lot of us take Nuerontin for pain which is a drug for the treatment of nuerological disorders like seizures. So, what us Fibromite's have is a complicated disorder that continues to baffle the medical experts, but I believe that one day, with enough of us being used as "guinea pigs" they'll target this thing and be able to dignose and treat it more effeciantly. I do believe that there are people out there who have FM and don't know it, and I also believe that there are people out there that have been diagnosed with FM simply because their Doc was too lazy to try harder to figure out what the real problem is. I think that a lazy Doc will read a few symptoms and tack a FM diagnosis on, when actually that person may have something else entirely. Which just goes to show that this disorder is complicated and very unique to every individual who has it.
Good day and good karma!