What other problems should be considered in the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other problems to consider in the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia include the following:

  • Atypical chest pain
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar vestibulitis

Because complaints of chest pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations are common, serious cardiac problems should be considered and may require extensive evaluation. Many symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia can be related to mitral valve prolapse syndrome.


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