Conditions with Similar Symptoms as: Fibromyalgia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by bakron, May 22, 2003.

  1. bakron

    bakron New Member

    I'm not making excuses for our physicians, but this why it becomes difficult for doctors to assess what's going on with us. There are so many singular conditions that have similar symptoms that have to be r/o and/or treated by themselves. (Just thought I'd share why my doctor gets frustrated with this DD of mine! I do too . . )

    <b><font=3>Conditions with Similar Symptoms as: Fibromyalgia</font=3></b>

    <b>Dizziness</b>

    Anxiety
    Food Allergy
    Food Poisoning
    Heat Exhaustion
    Insect Bites and Stings
    Menopause
    Miscarriage
    Motion Sickness
    Myocardial Infarction
    Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
    Transient Ischemic Attacks

    <b>Fatigue</b>

    Allergic Rhinitis
    Anemia
    Anxiety
    Atherosclerosis
    Bone Cancer
    Bronchitis
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Cirrhosis
    Colorectal Cancer
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Crohn's Disease
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Depression
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Endocarditis
    Erythema
    Heat Exhaustion
    Hepatitis, Viral
    Herpes Zoster and Varicella Viruses
    Hyperkalemia
    Hypoglycemia
    Influenza
    Insomnia
    Intestinal Parasites
    Leukemia
    Lyme Disease
    Lymphoma
    Mononucleosis
    Motion Sickness
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Myeloproliferative Disorders
    Osteomyelitis
    Pericarditis
    Premenstrual Syndrome
    Pulmonary Hypertension
    Radiation Damage
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Sarcoidosis
    Sleep Apnea
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Tension Headache
    Tuberculosis

    <b>Headache</b>

    Allergic Rhinitis
    Amenorrhea
    Anaphylaxis
    Anemia
    Bone Cancer
    Brain Cancer
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Common Cold
    Encephalitis, Viral
    Endocarditis
    Fever of Unknown Origin
    Food Allergy
    Food Poisoning
    Glaucoma
    Heat Exhaustion
    Herpes Simplex Virus
    Herpes Zoster and Varicella Viruses
    Histoplasmosis
    HIV and AIDS
    Hypertension
    Hypoglycemia
    Hypoparathyroidism
    Hypothyroidism
    Influenza
    Lyme Disease
    Meningitis
    Menopause
    Menstrual Pain
    Migraine Headache
    Mononucleosis
    Motion Sickness
    Mumps
    Myeloproliferative Disorders
    Pharyngitis
    Photodermatitis
    Premenstrual Syndrome
    Radiation Damage
    Seizure Disorders
    Sinus Headache
    Sinusitis
    Sleep Apnea
    Stroke
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
    Tension Headache
    Tuberculosis


    <b>Irritable bowel syndrome</b>

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome


    <b>Irritation, perineal</b>

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Urinary Incontinence


    <b>Memory impairment</b>

    Alzheimer's Disease
    Anorexia Nervosa
    Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Dementia
    Hyperparathyroidism
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Sleep Apnea
    Transient Ischemic Attacks

    <b>Pain, joint</b>

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Crohn's Disease
    Endocarditis
    Erythema
    Food Poisoning
    Gout
    Hemophilia
    Hepatitis, Viral
    HIV and AIDS
    Hyperparathyroidism
    Myeloproliferative Disorders
    Osteoarthritis
    Psoriasis
    Reiter's Syndrome
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Rubella
    Sarcoidosis
    Scleroderma
    Serum Sickness
    Sprains and Strains
    Tendinitis
    Ulcerative Colitis

    <b>Pain, musculoskeletal</b>

    Alcoholism
    Bursitis
    Edema
    Endocarditis
    Influenza
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    <b>Paresthesia</b>

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Hyperkalemia
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Stroke

    <b>Psychological disturbances</b>

    Alcoholism
    Alzheimer's Disease
    Dementia

    <b>Raynaud's phenomenon</b>

    Scleroderma

    <b>Sleep disorders</b>

    Alcoholism
    Alzheimer's Disease
    Amyloidosis
    Anxiety
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Dementia
    Depression
    Hyperthyroidism
    Insomnia
    Menopause
    Premenstrual Syndrome
    Sleep Apnea

    <b>Stiffness</b>

    Gout
    Low Back Pain
    Osteoarthritis
    Reiter's Syndrome
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Scleroderma
    Sprains and Strains
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


  2. smyle4moi

    smyle4moi New Member

    if you are experiencing symptoms of most of those things it is unlikely that you have all those different things going on at once or even in the same lifetime....its when many complaints and symptoms are dismissed as inconsequential and therefore overlooked as important in diagnosis that you have a problem...too many drs are dismissing many of these complaints and missing the big picture which would eventually lead to a correct diagnosis...
    i hope this actually made some sense...im a bit foggy today , but i know what i meant so....lol... :p
  3. bakron

    bakron New Member

    That's why so many tests are needed, etc.