Continued... Chronic Pain Syndrome

 

Depending on the individual case, we may treat with natural food supplements, replacement of missing or low nutrients know to be involved in fibromyalgia patients. Many patients who come to us have already tried pain relievers, antidepressants and also low dose Naltrexone, Guaifenesin, thyroid hormones and (T3), intravenous (IV) medications .

 

The only difference in diagnostic criteria is the requirement of musculoskeletal pain in fibromyalgia and fatigue in CFS. The likelihood of being diagnosed with either is dependent upon the type of physician you consult. Specifically, if you are seeing a rheumatologist or orthopedic specialist, you are much more likely to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

 

       Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia

 

Diagnosis requires fulfillment of all three major criteria and four or more minor criteria.

 

       Major Criteria

 

  • Generalized aches or stiffness of at least three anatomic sites for at least three months

  • Six or more typical, reproducible tender points

·  Exclusion of other disorders which can cause similar symptoms

 

       Minor Criteria

 

  • Generalized fatigue

  • Chronic headache

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Neurological and psychological complaints

  • Joint swelling

  • Numbing or tingling sensations

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

 

Variation of symptoms depending on activity, stress, and weather changes.