So you have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. That seems clear enough, but did you know that your fibromyalgia symptoms mimic many other conditions that are not called fibromyalgia and are not treated in the same way.
Since there is no actual testing to verify fibromyalgia, it is important to clarify what your symptoms are actually saying. The body does not rebel for no reason. When it sends you a 911 it is important to listen. You could have one of a number of autoimmune issues.
Most anyone with an autoimmune disease has been presented with the option of being diagnosed with fibromyalgia because of the shared symptoms. Accepting a misdiagnosis may keep you from finding the actual cause and regaining health. Even though a diagnosis seems like the beginning of the end of your condition, it is not if it is misdiagnosed. Search for the Cause, Not Just the Cure.
Fibromyalgia mimics the following conditions:
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiencies
Muscle Enzyme Deficiencies
Use of Statin Medications (cholesterol)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Even within this list individual symptoms vary and are never clear cut. Diagnosis is not immediate. It is important to exclude those that can be clearly diagnosed with testing and eliminate others by tracking symptoms. Your diagnosis is an important part of healing.
Many of these conditions also overlap, meaning you can expect some to travel together once the body is weakened. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anemia, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Candida Overgrowth and Parasite Infestation seem to find their way into a weakened body with any these conditions. At the point of cross-over conditions, healing becomes more complex. You must treat the entire body. Fortunately most of these overlapping conditions require much of the same care.
Suspect Leaky Gut Syndrome and Candida Overgrown first, not last. These culprits are like cousins. They travel together and are rarely diagnosed even though 80% of the population is likely suffering from them Because there is no “magic pill” to cure these conditions, they are rarely offered as diagnosis.
Western medicine is finally becoming aware of the relationship between Leaky Gut Syndrome and Candida Overgrown and autoimmune issues, but again there is no pharmaceutical support. Curing these takes proper nutrition which is not a component of traditional, Western medicine.
It’s been 2000 years since Hippocrates said it, but it is no less true today, “All disease begins in the gut.” Those who suffer autoimmune issues and are healing, know this to be true.