Ask The Expert: Is Your Chronic Pain Fibromyalgia?

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There are approximately five million Americans living with fibromyalgia and yet it’s a disorder that’s extremely difficult to diagnose. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle pain and tenderness and fatigue. Symptoms can include muscle spasms and tightness, TMJ, sleep difficulties, and headaches and migraines. Although misunderstood by many, the pain that fibromyalgia patients experience is very real.

BlackDoctor.org recently spoke with Dr. Kyrin Dunston, a board-certified medical doctor with more than 20 years of experience, who used to suffer from fibromyalgia, about this debilitating disorder. She says that fibromyalgia is something she sees frequently. Here’s what she had to say about it: