Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition and currently considered to be without a cure.
But a new study reveals that fibromyalgia may often be misdiagnosed as or associated with a common condition that is very easily treatable.
And the best news is that your doctor can check this with a simple, cheap blood test.
People diagnosed with fibromyalgia and people with hyperparathyroidism often have the same symptoms. These include musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, cognitive disorders, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Consequently, without an exceptionally diligent physician, people with hyperparathyroidism can easily be diagnosed as having fibromyalgia.
In response to this potential diagnostic confusion, a group of Brazilian scientists decided to check how many people with fibromyalgia actually have hyperparathyroidism.
After all, if many of them do, they can be quite easily treated, as hyperparathyroidism is easily treatable.
They recruited 100 women with fibromyalgia and 57 women without any major health conditions. They tested their levels of parathyroid hormone.
The women with fibromyalgia were more likely to have high parathyroid hormone levels than those without this condition, which is a great indicator of hyperparathyroidism.
So if you’re suffering fibromyalgia, make sure you ask your doctor to conduct the simple thyroid test. It can save you a lot of grief.
But if you’ve ruled out hyperparathyroidism, do not despair.