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Fibromyalgia or Not Fibromyalgia that IS my Question!

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  • Posted By: queenofyuma
  • October 3, 2008
  • 04:37 AM

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Hello All,

Fibromyalgia or Not Fibromyalgia that IS my Question!

I’ve suffered a long time from pain that doesn't seem to have a real diagnosis, I've been diagnosed with many other things in the past but after all the C.A.T scans and M.R.I'S, being pinched and prodded, medicated and having needles stuck in me as well as physical therapy, all things that either didn’t work or made everything worst. Then of course my making a lot of Doctors rich along the way, until eventually the doctor changed their diagnosis, and then once diagnosed they would send me over to another Doctor, and the process would begin again, test after test after the same test.

Now I feel like I'm going my final round, I have one more doctor (the last one said he didn't know what was wrong with me, so I should find a Doctor who could, well at least he sent his wife out to tell me, I never really got to see him again, guess I really scared that one away)! Seriously, I don't want to go to anymore Doctors (after this last one I'm seeing, how many times have I said that)? I'm tired of going to doctors and just having them tell me what I already know, "you have pain but we can't figure out why"?

So maybe I can get some input from the people here, how do I find out what I have, could it be fibromyalgia? How would I tell my doctor to look for this kind of disorder? I know I'm sore all over, tired, my joints hurt, my head hurts, etc. You name it and its been hurting and making me very tired for about three years now. But I'm no good for my family or myself as I am now.

I did not hear of fibromyalgia until recently, it is the one disorder I have never been diagnosed with nor did I really think about until I heard that two cousins of mine have it, and a friend of ours, all their complaints sound a lot like mine.

How do I know I have it, maybe I don't, but if I do, how do I get the proper help from my Doctor and make sense so she'll listen? I just want them to test me or "whatever" needs to be done, so that we can either rule this in or out of my life? Either way the problem is painful and I'm so tired of the negative medical treatment which I have received thus far.

I'll be waiting to hear from you, any advice is better than none after all it's my body that's feeling this miserable pain and so far the Doctors have been no help at all, so I'm ready to listen to the people who suffer from pain and get your take on this?

I can't thank you enough for listening.
God Bless and be well!
QueenofYuma :confused:

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  • I just had my Mom to the Mayo clinic last week, suspecting Fibromyalgia. The short answer to your question is that there are 18 points on the body that become extremely tender to the touch when you have fibromyalgia. A nurse practitioner tested her and she reacted to 14 of the 18 points, and reaction to 11 or more is pretty much confirmation that you have fibromyalgia.You can find a diagram of those 18 areas out on the web at various sites. Note that these areas are NOT on joints, but sometimes near them. Good luck.-- BadBoy
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