Over the last fifteen years people with Fibromyalgia have been told that Fibromyalgia isn’t real that it’s all in their head, and that they can simply go back to work. It takes an average of three to five years, according to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy for someone with Fibromyalgia to get an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, there are still many doctors who remain skeptical that Fibromyalgia exists.
Even the Social Security Disability Administration can make it difficult for those with Fibromyalgia to get the Social Security Disability Benefits they deserve.
New Fibromyalgia Blood Test
Fibromyalgia has, in the past, been thought to be a rheumatological disorder, a central nervous system abnormality, or an interaction between the autonomic central nervous system, hypothalamic pituitary axis, and the immune system. The journal of BMC Clinical Pathology has published a study where researches measure plasma cytokine levels in a group of 110 patients with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and determined their responses to Mitogen of their perirhinal blood mononuclear cells. The cytokine levels of those patients were compared to a group of 91 healthy individuals. The study found that the cytokine level in healthy test participants was significantly increased as compared to those who have been diagnosed with FM. What’s the importance of that discovery? This shows that there’s a major set of differences in some mediated immunity in the Fibromyalgia group according to, Dr. Bruce S. Gillis, member of the clinical faculty of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine. This study shows that Fibromyalgia patients have a “depressed and dysregulated immune system.” EpiGenetics has created the first test to objectively diagnose Fibromyalgia.
Social Security Disability Benefits
If you’ve been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits if your doctor has told you that you’re unable to work. Tampa Bay Fibromyalgia Social Security Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey can help you with the initial Social Security Disability Claims Application process. If you application has been denied it’s crucial that you file a request for hearing within sixty days of your denial or you will have to start all over! If you have questions about getting Social Security Disability benefits for Fibromyalgia in the Tampa Bay Area, you can schedule a free no obligation consultation by calling (727) 894-3188.