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DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROMYALGIA 

Dr. Alpertís Diagnostic Quartet

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1. Pain

Widespread Regions of Pain and Tenderness

Generally Axial-

in the Neck, Back, Shoulders and Hips

Currently The Accepted Diagnostic Criteria

Include Finding at least 11 of 18

Include finding 11 of 18 specific tender points.

 

 

2. Sleep Disorder

Non-Refreshing/Non-Restorative Sleep

Insomnia, Multiple Awakenings

Night Sweats, Drooling

Morning Stiffness and Fogginess

Fluctuating Fatigue, Cat Naps

 

3. Cognitive Dysfunction

"Fibrofog"

Trouble Concentrating

Directional Disorientation

Short-Term Memory Impairment

Visual Perceptual Difficulties

 

4. History of Multiple Ailments

Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Mood Swings, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Dry Eyes/Dry Mouth,

Weight Loss/Gain, Thermoregulatory Dysfunction with Unexplained Fevers, Hypoglycemia, Seizures, Headaches, Migraines, Visual Disturbances, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, TMJ Dysfunction, Bruxism (grinding or clenching teeth while asleep), Toothaches, Mouth Ulcers, Dysphagia, Breathlessness, Chest Pain, Palpitations, Mitral Valve Prolapse/ Dysautonomia, Diaphoresis, Rashes/Itches, Allergies, Asthma, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Reflux,

Gastritis/Ulcers, Irritable Bowel, Irritable Bladder, Urinary Urgency, Interstitial Cystitis,

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Dysmenorrhea,

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome,

Endometriosis, Sexual Dysfunction,

Raynaudís like Symptoms, Nail Ridges, Imbalance,

Restless Leg Syndrome, Spasms, Muscle Twitching, Buckling Knees, Tendonitis, Numbness,

Tingling or Swelling in Hands or Feet,

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Weakness, Loss of Grip

This list is incomplete

 

 

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