According to the best knowledge of each time

hysteria (1)

Throughout the history of mankind people have believed that the various medical diagnoses and treatments used at each time were correct and indisputable. In the 19th century women were diagnosed with “hysteria” if they presented with almost any kind of symptoms – and no one dared to protest. I wonder which conditions of today, considered indisputable and beyond doubt by most, will be considered obsolete in the future. Fibromyalgia perhaps? Depression? Could it also be that with all the emphasis on complex diagnoses we have forgotten the basics? Like shortage of iron, vitamin-D or vitamin-B12 as the root cause of symptoms? Physicians of the 19th and 20th century knew that excessive head sweating of children at night-time signaled vitamin D deficiency. Do physicians of today possess this knowledge at all?

In any case it is interesting to compare the symptoms caused by deficiency of common vitamins and minerals with the symptoms of fibromyalgia:

Vitamin-D deficiency:D vítamín, mynd 2
Lack of concentration
Lack of energy
Disturbance of sleep
Widespread longstanding muscle aches
Muscle weakness
Iron deficiency:
Lack of concentration
Restless leg syndrome
Coldness of hands and feet
Heart palpitations
Headache
Lack of energy
Dizziness
Omega 3 deficiency:omega 3 rich food
žLack of concentration
Lack of energyž
Heart problems
žAnxiety
žPoor memory
žPoor circulation
žJoint pain
Mood fluctuations
žSleep disturbances
Depression
žDry skin
Vitamin-B12 deficiency:
Numbness of hands and feet
žLack of concentration
Lack of energy
ž“Brain fog”
Balance problemsB12
Anxiety
žPoor memory
Disturbances of sight
Muscle weakness
žDisturbances of sleep
žDepression
žUrinary incontinence
Magnesium deficiency:
Lack of energy
žNumbness
žRestless leg syndrome
Heart palpitations
žHeadache
žAnxiety
žSleep disturbances
žMuscle weakness
žUrinary incontinence
Symptoms of fibromyalgia

Depression/anxiety
Lack of concentration/amnesia
Symptoms from the heart and vascular system as well as digestive tract
Restless leg syndrome
Headache
Arthralgia
Lack of energy
Raynaud’s phenomenon (coldness of hands and feet)
Sleep disturbances, balance problems
Dizziness
Muscle weakness
Myalgia
Urinary incontinence

Can we trust that all physicians send patients they diagnose with fibromyalgia first for a thorough blood work?
Maybe we should look further than the best knowledge at each time….

 

 

 

 

 

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