Last updated: Apr 20, 2008
Fibromyalgia's Credibility Problem
The fight to prove that this painful syndrome is real Read more
More about fibromyalgia
Good medical practice requires that doctors eliminate other possible causes of pain, sleep disorders, and other symptoms before identifying fibromyalgia as the problem.
Symptoms that cross diseases and specialties
Fibromyalgia is an unspecific constellation of symptoms falling into a number of medical specialties. Symptoms range far and wide from dry eyes to irritable bowel syndrome and migraines to just feeling exhausted. And the pain isn't localized to one body part. It can be everywhere.