As you may imagine because there is no specific test for Fibromyalgia (as I write), Doctors are basing their diagnosis on an if it’s not A, B, or C it must be D theory. Most times there is a likelihood they are right, they are professionals with a medical training. However, here are things to remember:
- There are few Fibromyalgia specialists
- If a GP diagnoses you, they may not have experienced Fibro before
- Specialists like Rheumatologists do not always consider your full range of symptoms
- Other conditions can have a similar range of symptoms and equally no clear test.
When we look at these facts, it is possible they can diagnose a person with Fibromyalgia who has a different condition which equally has no clear test. Often people with Fibro have other conditions alongside it.