Fibro Facts, our newest series on Inspired Living with Fibromyalgia, is a series of illustrated facts about Fibromyalgia. The goal is to help increase awareness and understanding for the millions of people living with Fibromyalgia throughout the world and to help people recently diagnosed learn a bit more about Fibromyalgia!
Fibro Fact #6: Diagnosis typically occurs between the ages of 20 and 50
You can develop Fibromyalgia at ANY age. Typically, however the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia occurs for people who are between the ages of 20 and 50. Currently, women tend to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia more frequently than men. Sadly, children can also be diagnosed with Fibro.
The diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is typically given to people between the ages of 20 to 50 years. The average age of diagnosis is 45. Symptoms often occur earlier in life and often get worse over time or as you get older.
As you get older, the chances of getting Fibromyalgia increase. However, sometimes people over the age of 60 are misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or polymyalgia rheumatic, which are more common in people over 60, when they may actually have Fibromyalgia.