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My ex-wife is claiming maintenance from me on the basis she

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HI there, my ex-wife is claiming maintenance from me on the basis she is not fit for work due to having fibromyalgia. She is a proven liar about many things, and from the research I have done it seems that fibromyalgia is a diagnosis given very much on what the patient tells you rather than there being any objectively visable/testable symptoms. Is this correct? Would it be worthwhile getting expert evidence on this as I am worried that I will spend the money on getting an opinion and all the expert will be able to do is take her word on the symptoms she says she is having and would have little choice but to confirm the diagnosis and it would be a waste of money?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

It would not be a waste of money. Even if she can prove she has the diagnosis, it is treatable. The symptoms do not cause a person unable to work. It would be extremely hard if not impossible to prove complete disability. i would pursue the expert opinion.