Dr. Mark Pellegrino wrote about the “Fibromyalgia Spectrum” in his book Fibromyalgia: Up Close & Personal. Dr. Pellegrino is an international leader in Fibromyalgia treatment and has also suffered from Fibromyalgia since he was a child.
Here are the eight subsets of the Fibromyalgia Spectrum as Dr. Pellegrino describes it:
1. Predisposed state
2. Prodromal [preceding] state
3. Undiagnosed Fibromyalgia
4. Regional Fibromyalgia
5. Generalized Fibromyalgia
6. Fibromyalgia with particular associated conditions
7. Fibromyalgia with coexisting mild disease
8. Secondary Fibromyalgia reactive to disease.
An individual can move up this spectrum – from a lower numbered subset to a higher numbered subset, but once in a particular subset, she/he does not return to a lower numbered subset. One can achieve a remission, but stays in that subset.
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