Associate Conditions of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has often been called the "great imitator" because so many of its symptoms mimic those of other disorders. As a result, it can often be difficult to receive a proper diagnosis of fibromyalgia. However, there are subtle differences between many of the illnesses and FMS. Learning more about each of these disorders can help you figure out just how fibromyalgia is distinct from them.

Common disorders that fibromyalgia is often mistaken for include:

Get More Information On Fibromyalgia Associated Conditions
  • Lyme disease
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
  • Cervical spinal stenosis

People with fibromyalgia are also at greater risk of developing a number of other disorders, many of which can exacerbate your current fibromyalgia symptoms, or are linked to certain conditions, which may lead to fertility problems. Illnesses, diseases and conditions that fall into this category include:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Anemia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • GERD
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Yeast Infections
  • Bruxism
  • Low Cytokine Levels
  • Hypoglycemia
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Nervous System
    • Sexuality
  • FMS can also affect the way your body functions. It can also impact your libido, which in turn affects sexual intimacy. This site also explains why FMS affects your sexual desire and gives you tips to improve sexual intimacy in your relationship.

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Aemling381, you can also go to the "Pfizer" web site and print out forms for you and your doctor to fill out and send in to the company. They will send you 3 mths of medicine to your doctor to pick up. You can reapply every 2 moths and they will help you. I did this for my brother
Aemiling38, I also have medical and fibromyalgia. When my neurologist initially prescribed me lyrica my insurance company denied it. You can ask your doctors for professional samples. In order to get the medicine covered your prescribing doctor can fill out an appeal form to submit to the insurance company. Also try talking to your doctor to see what they can do, they know ways around the insurance problems. If that doesn\'t work try giving your insurance company a call and explain the situation to them. Hopefully you get some help.
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Wondering why welfare insurance always denies lyrica. If I had the money to pay for it I may be able to get relief, but all I get is DENY DENY DENY or lyrica is not even on the list!!!!!!! HELP!! Already went thru cymbalta and that was a nightmare on top of this fibro nightmare( or daymare,or lifemare, whatever you want to call this 24/7 day in and day out pain!!!!
Hello,I was wondering if anyone has had cold/flu issues on Lyrica-
Just wondering if anyone thinks there is a connection between fibro and colitis.