The Fibromyalgia Mimics – When Our Pain is Not Due to FM: How Stress Becomes Real Pain #3 – ProHealth

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Although certain pains can almost always be attributed to physical issues within a person’s body, sometimes, these are not the only problems that arise. Most recently, there has been an increase in the number of pain-related cases that stem from stress and mental health related obstacles. In doing so, high levels of stress can often impact someone more than they think. By keeping a close eye on stress levels, and attempting to diffuse it whenever it arises, it can reduce pain levels in an array of people.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are a number of pain and fatigue disorders that mimic Fibromyalgia.
  • Diagnosis and differentiation is important because treatments for the different disorders vary.
  • Treatment for some of the disorders that mimic Fibromylagia includes heavy duty immune suppressants and surgery that may not provide relied in the case of a misdiagnosis.

“Being given heavy duty immune suppressants or undergoing surgery to no avail is not a happy thing, particularly when one is already suffering.”

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