How to tell if you have Fibromyalgia

 

It can be helpful to look at the differences between Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Differences between Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Fibromyalgia Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
no joint swelling joint swelling
no joint heat joints feel hot
moving pains around the body pains stay put
no response to anti-inflammatory medications responds to anti-inflammatory medications
also has fatigue and sleep problems no fatigue
also has muscle pain and aches no muscle pain

Rheumatoid arthritis can be tested from a blood test, however Fibromyalgia has no clear test available yet.