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Disagree with 'Fibromyalgia Quiz'?

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  • Posted By: BG2heu
  • September 25, 2011
  • 10:14 PM

In my many years of having this condition, I have found it to be related to Mono, herpes and CFS (no need to rule this out) and have no symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (Question 6 which must be ruled out). As elusive as this problem is, it is hard to make a quiz that contains much truth as the syndrome itself is mostly subjective. The only objective tests presented during a flare-up have validity. There is only pain relief and sympathy that do very much good. Exercise sometimes creates a flare that lasts longer than the exercise time, as a day or part of each day working out, walking and even gentle stretching can reach intolerable pain levels in a very short time. These seem to take a few days in bed and higher doses of pain medicine to reach pre exercise stages. Your opinions? Thanks~

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  • Hi,This is a site I accidently stumbled upon. Glad I did and found this board. Sorry I've not seen any quiz but I do know certain tests need to be ruled out and conducted prior to this diagnosis. For me the determining factor was my sleep study showing I had no REM sleep, hence someone finally believing me in that I even had the disease. My personal opinion is there are not enough physicians who actually listen to the patient because they tend to believe they are smarter than the patient. The patient knows their own body better than anyone, so we know what our pain is. It's unfortunate I had to go to a number of specialists before getting the proper help. Although I have found diet makes a big difference in my pain sometimes we are the only ones who actually know what is best for us. Currently I have the very best medical team one could hope for and it took me many years find the care I now recieve, it's unfortunate no treatment worked for my fibromyalgia but home remedies with diet did work and it can be controlled. I hope the best for you and also recommend that if you intake anything with aspartame, removing it from your dietary intake you will see a difference in your pain level as well as energy. It's most common in diet sodas, sugar substitutes and roughly 5000 products. Best wishes. Without seeing such quiz it's my belief no quiz can make a determination, especially based on ones pain with this dreadful disease.
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    • December 30, 2011
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