Another theory, and one of the most likely theories is the prevalence of misdiagnosis. Numerous experts believe that Fibromyalgia occurrences in men are underreported. Fibromyalgia is frequently considered to be a woman’s issue and thus a physician may not even consider the possibility of Fibromyalgia in males. Moreover, some men are less likely to see their physician for what they perceive to be common pain and stiffness for fear of being seen as less manly.
Fortunately, even with no definitive cause, patients with Fibromyalgia can still find some relief with approved medications. And as awareness of Fibromyalgia’s legitimacy increases more research can be done to help minimize the syndromes impact and hopefully eradicate it in the future.