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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Becomes Much Easier
Dr. Andrew Gross of the University of California, San Francisco, claims that the usual physical exam to assess 18 potentially tender trigger points required by the American College of Rheumatology to diagnose fibromyalgia is “a complete waste of time”. He uses a simple questionnaire instead that asks for such symptoms as widespread pain present for at least 3 months, fatigue and poor sleep. After the diagnosis is made, however, I believe that alternative treatments such as LDI (low dose allergens) and Naltrexone are far superior to conventional treatments, which are mostly limited to pain pills and anti-depressants.