Re: How is fibro diagnosed?
From my understanding and my experience; your physician will basically rule out everything before diagnosing you with fibro. I had MRI's and such to make sure it wasn't just a damaged nerve that could be repaired. My symptoms are all over pain, but mine are much worse in specific spots. My left arm, left leg/hip and ribs are the worst. I will have my good days and my bad, but right now with it getting cold; I have a lot of bad days. Fatigue, depression and anxiety are also common as well as IBS. I know my anxiety is through the roof, but that is because I get left arm, jaw and chest pain so I automatically think heart attack, but it isn't. I work out five days a week and watch my calories and fat intake, so based on my blood work and heart "exams" my physician said it is pretty much impossible for me to have a heart attack with the health I am in, but that does not stop me from thinking that is what it is. It depends on the person though with their symptoms, but the pain feels like deep muscle pain and for me it is beyond terrible.