By David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN with Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD
Fibromyalgia misdiagnosis is a common and growing problem and is only correctly diagnosed when truly global pain and persistent fatigue are present, along with other centrally-mediated problems such as anxiety, depression, irritable bowel-like symptoms, and unrefreshed sleep are present and other medical conditions that may explain the symptoms have been ruled out.
So your patient says they have fibromyalgia (FM) and they were told that there is no known cause or cure. The best their family physician can do is suggest they take some prescription medications and learn to live with the pain. Should they, and you, accept this diagnosis and prognosis?