Two known symptoms that typify fibromyalgia are body-wide severe pain and fatigue. However, the cause is unknown. With appropriate treatment, the intensity of fibromyalgia's symptoms are vastly reduced and people are able to carry on with a normal life.
However, diagnosing isn't easy as the symptoms of fibromyalgia often mimic those of other medical conditions. As a result, other illnesses can be misidentified as fibromyalgia and vice versa. Lets take a look at some common misdiagnoses of fibromyalgia: