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Old 05-30-2004, 08:50 AM   #1
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Question can one misdiagnosed with als

hi! i was been diagnosed with als in march 2003 but i still think that it is not als but what test can they done to make sure that it is fibromyalgia?

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Old 05-31-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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Re: can one misdiagnosed with als

Unfortunately there are no tests for fibro. This is diagnosed as a catchall when normally all testing comes back negative and patient has been in pain over a certain length of time with multiple trigger points, etc. (TT)

Old 06-01-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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Re: can one misdiagnosed with als

TT has the 411. It's true that there is no definitive test for fibro. Usually it's a matter of eliminating all the other possibilities. But if you find a doc who will check you based on the ARA standards and finds you have all the tenderpoints it might help.

Good luck and hope you feel better.

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