Impaired Mental Concentration/Fibro Fog/Brain Fog
Those who have previously been diagnosed with FM may want to have the test because — until you have the test — you cannot be sure that your diagnosis has been accurately confirmed. Also, once a baseline level of FM activity has been achieved via your test score, you and your doctor can monitor the effectiveness of your treatment via objective parameters- hence you will know whether you are improving due to that therapy or not versus just feeling better because of a placebo effect.
One may also want to consider having the test to potentially eliminate other diagnoses — like depression — being made incorrectly.
An FM/a® kit with everything a medical professional needs to take the quick, simple blood test will be sent directly to the professional who will draw your blood.
Your blood samples must be shipped overnight to our laboratory in Los Angeles. Because we need the sample within 24 hours, your blood must be drawn between Monday and Thursday, i.e. it cannot be drawn on Friday.
You should stop using these for at least 5 days before having your FM/a® test but never stop taking any medications without first discussing this decision with your doctor and healthcare providers. Being on such medications at the time of having FM/a® could result in a falsely negative test that cannot uncover the existence of your fibromyalgia medical illness.
The role of FM/a® is not merely meant to accurately confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. It is also the foundation for quantifying this illness and being a catalyst to help fibromyalgia patients achieve a positive productive future with little to no symptoms and finally lead to a cure.