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Is this fibromyalgia or is this something else?

Posted on March 16, 2015 4:58 pm under Medical Malpractice

Fibromyalgia is a condition of general, chronic musculoskeletal pain that occurs when the brain misreads pain signals. It is oftentimes misdiagnosed as something else. During fibromyalgia, the brain misinterprets the over-stimulated nerves that send pain signals. In turn, the brain creates a sort of pain memory that makes it interpret even the slightest pain more intensely.

During fibromyalgia, patients may suffer from these symptoms:

  • General musculoskeletal pain that lasts for at least three months. The pain must exist in both sides of the body, and below and above the waist.
  • General feeling of weakness, sometimes even depression.
  • Difficulty focusing on mental tasks.

Unfortunately, medical practitioners who don’t have a working knowledge of fibromyalgia oftentimes diagnose this disease as something else. This could be dangerous, especially if the doctor prescribed drugs that are not really needed, potentially worsening the condition. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by a wrong diagnosis, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to be of help. Call our offices in Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 to see if your circumstances qualify you to file for a claim.