Fibromyalgia is a chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pain syndrome, the hallmarks of which are tenderness, amplified pain, and severe fatigue. Though it is similar to arthritis, it does not cause the same inflammation. Fibromyalgia sufferers are often victims of stiff joints, headaches, and depression.
Although one doctor may take the lead, there is often a team of medical professionals involved in the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms and coexisting conditions.
Fibromyalgia shares some symptoms with celiac disease, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's disease, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myofascial pain. But there are certain distinctions that can give help you differentiate between the diseases.