What is the prognosis of fibromyalgia without proper and diagnosis and treatment?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Fibromyalgia is not a life-threatening, deforming, or progressive disease. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, however, a patient with fibromyalgia may have the illusion of disease progression. This illusion does not occur as a result of disease but is instead caused by sleep deprivation and physical deconditioning.


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