fibromyalgia
FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome wherein the patient experiences generalized pain and fatigue that cannot be explained by the presence of any other disorder.
It is often considered to be psychosomatic or psychogenic in nature.
It is found in approximately 2% of the population and the prevalence increases with age, most common in women 20-55 year of age

Follow Up

  • Follow-ups should be more frequent at the start of therapy, until the treatment goals have been established
  • Maintain rapport
  • Encourage compliance esp w/ exercise regimens
  • Pay attention to current psychologic & physical stressors
  • Evaluate new symptoms thoroughly to make sure that they are not manifestations of another disease
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