Please can I kindly ask you choose all options that have related to your personal journey from before diagnosis to present day.
For instance my choices were 2,3,4,5 & 6 - which is from feeling fatigued for around 4 years before onset of pain through to now Fibromyalgia with associated
1. Predisposed state – The person is at risk for developing FM due to hereditary factors.
2. Preceding state – Clinical Fibromyalgia is still not present. There is no widespread pain or painful tender points. Associated conditions common with Fibromyalgia may be present in this stage
3. Undiagnosed Fibromyalgia – The individual has chronic pain with painful tender points.
4. Regional Fibromyalgia - Individuals in this stage have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but not generalized.
5. Generalized Fibromyalgia – Those in this stage will have widespread pain and tender points. They will usually meet the American College of Rheumatology-defined 11 of 18 criteria, but as previously explained, one can still have generalized Fibromyalgia with fewer tender points.
6. Fibromyalgia with certain associated conditions – People in this subset have developed associated conditions that Dr. P. says appear to be from “separate entities”. These include ME/CFS, IBS, fatigue, depression and tension and/or migraine headaches.
7. Fibromyalgia with co-existing mild disease – People in this category have Fibromyalgia along with a specific disease.
8. Secondary Fibromyalgia reactive to disease – People in this subset have a primary disease (lupus, RA) and this is what caused their Fibromyalgia.
These 8 parts are explained in more detail at goo.gl/JV87zz
Others of you may have family members with Fibromyalgia (ie Number 1 Predisposed State, then gone through other stages and now at Number 6,7 or 8) I hope this makes sense
Question: What are your opinions of these Spectrum outlined by Dr Pellegrino?
Thank You for reading and answering the poll - It will be interesting to see the results