Conquering Fibromyalgia with Dr. Rodger Murphree

Dr. Darin Ingels speaks to Dr. Rodger Murphree about the ins and outs of fibromyalgia, including why it’s so hard to receive a diagnosis, new testing options, and the missing piece common in many fibromyalgia patients that is seldom addressed.

On top of their daily struggle with pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia patients are sometimes forced to fight another battle: convincing doctors, friends, coworkers and others that their condition is real, and that their symptoms aren’t all in their head.

Some doctors don’t believe fibro exists, or don’t know how to treat it effectively — conventional medicine and drug therapy alone are a dead end; there are simply too many symptoms, and alternative treatments aren’t widely known. 

This is why I spoke to Dr. Rodger Murphree about the ins and outs of fibromyalgia, including why it’s so hard to receive a diagnosis, new testing options, and the missing piece common in many fibromyalgia patients that is seldom addressed. 

Im asked often about Lyme disease’s misdiagnoses- Fibromyalgia being one of them.

It’s important to educate yourself on the few key differences between Lyme and Fibromyalgia

Differences Between Lyme and Fibromyalgia:

  • Pain in specific tender points is associated with fibromyalgia more than other Lyme
  • Stiffness in Lyme disease occurs mainly in the neck and joints. Fibromyalgia usually features more widespread pain.
  • Lyme disease can cause arthritis symptoms and swollen joints, especially in the knees. Fibromyalgia causes pain and stiffness but doesn’t typically involve swelling or damage to the joints.

If you think you’re experiencing fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms, The Fibro Summit is your ticket out of the day-to-day doom and gloom of fibromyalgia.