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Module 13 Fibromyalgia and Treatment Videos
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What is the cause of Fibromyalgia?
Is fibromyalgia mediated by the immune system?
What are the MOST COMMON symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Chronic pain and fatigue
What are other complaints associated with fibromyalgia?
-decreased exercise (either prior to dx or because of dx)
A fibromyalgia patient will always be able to identify a "trigger" for their pain. True or false
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by:
-diagnosis of EXCLUSION
-diagnosed by a specialist using hx, physical exam and investigations
-no ONE TEST to diagnose fibromyalgia
-must rule out other treatable diagnoses
What is the treatment for fibromyalgia?
-----find the right balance and don't push too hard
-----progressively increase over weeks and months
-Meet with fibromyalgia experts to work on sleep, goal setting, coping with pain and stress
-Meet others with fibromyalgia
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