Does FMS have any age range

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mum6, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. mum6

    mum6 New Member

    One of my Docs told me FMS is usually diagnosed in your 20's to 30's and that since I'm 58 and just diagnosed, he feels we will go with this but wants to keep an open mind to maybe other things?? Anybody every heard this before. He is treating me well and has done good things so I know he does believe FMS exists it's just this age thing. Lynn
  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    With Packman, it is no respecter of age. I have been on this board now for over two years.

    I have seen parents of very young children with FM/CFS, much too often.

    Then there are those who are in their 70's and 80' here too.

    I know what the medical profession states, but I disagree with them.

    I was diagnosed in my thirties, but others are being diagnosed now in all age ranges.

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    ...the average age of onset is about 35. So, if you are over 50 and just coming down with this, you should be tested to make sure you do not have Polymyalgia Rheumatica instead. A simple sedimentation rate blood test, called an ESR for short, is all that is needed to eliminate this, but it should be done, if it wasn't done already. The treatment for PMR is very different than Fibro.
    Klutzo