I have fibromyalgia symtoms every day? Is that the normal pattern?

Published: March 10, 2013

Hi Dr T., One doctor told me that symptoms of fibromyalgia should be symptomatic only in a day or two in a week. If symptoms occur everyday, something is making it flare up. My CRP and ESR are all fine. I lose weight when I start working, I gain weight when I go vacation. Thank you for answering.


Your doctor is wrong. In most people, symptoms are active most days. L&B, Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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