Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
I redid that sentence. I meant to say that it misdiagnoses people with FM only 5% of the time....I think that's what specificity refers to...I think...Everytime this comes up I get so excited. Then I stop and think about what it would mean if the test is faulty. I don't know if it's a typo," it's correct 95% of the time), with a specificity (false positive rate) of about 95%." this doesn't make sense unless I'm missing something. Correct 95% of the time and a false positive rat of 95%. Cort, can you explain this please?
I've been sick for so long I don't even know what normal feels like anymore. In addition, I really have a strong feeling that Fibromyalgia is a disease of the nervous system. The one doctor, Neurologist, that I spoke to I really trust. He told me that the nervous system becomes unorganized and things that shouldn't be painful, become painful. Like clothing, bedding, and just about everything else. I will say that the most difficult part of Fibromyalgia for me is always having that horrible flu like feeling. The deep aches, the foggy head, the tingling skin. The inability to shower, wash my hair, do my laundry.
I have a host of pain that isn't fibromyalgia related. I have several autoimmune diseases and the worst is a tendon disordere.
So a test of the immune system. Yeah, doesn't make sense to me.
Gillis said he looked at fibromyalgia and he said what in the body could cause so many different symptoms and the answer he got was....the immune system...