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i'm 17 and my doctor "thinks" i have it

Posted In: Fibromyalgia 3 Replies
  • Posted By: kristina622
  • May 24, 2007
  • 00:45 PM

alright, i've been having pain since last august...i thought it was just stress because it started in my neck and back... it started spreading through my whole body.....i had quit my job to get a better one that was further away but i found that driving for 15 minutes then trying to work was impossible... so i started going to doctors in december, right? ok and my primary car doc, i love her shes so nice, obviously didnt listen. i told her everything that was happeneing and she didnt even write anything down. she sent me for a blood test for something.... i dont even know what... the pain got worse, and i quit my new job. i didnt sleep, i was so tired, and i gained so much weight from stress and depression.... after about 20 doctor appointments between a rhemotologist, a ENT, and a pulmonoligist, they say i have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but he doesnt want to give me anything to help because i'm so young!!!! OK I AM SO MAD NOW.... DOCTORS ARE SO DUMB AND ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY... IF I KNEW THAT THEY WERENT GOING TO GIVE ME ANYTHING FOR PAIN THAT KEEPS GETTING WORSE, I WOULD HAVE JUST DONE WHAT I JUST DID- I BOUGHT HOLISTIC MEDICINE.... CAN U TELL ME THAT THIS IS FAIR????? almost a year of pain, a year of barely sleeping, i am graduating high school next month, i moved out of my parents house 2 months after i turned 17, i was unemployed for 3 months, and know i have to go to college full time to stay on my dads insurance..... can someone help me?????????????? im so frustrated and i'm starting to get depressed again... please someone reply to me... the more ppl i talk to the better i feel.... now my fingers hurt....

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  • Hi Kristina, I have posted a long reply in 'too young for fibromyalgia' that might give you somewhere to start - bit long to type here again! Feel free to contact me if you want a chat - I always feel much better getting it all out in the open and talking about it. I'm 23 (24 this year) and was diagnosed at 16/17, but had an undiagnosed virus when I was 14 that may have been the trigger. Best of luck and don't let it beat you, that's my aim! Stay positive chicky! :D
    Aussie_84 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • alright, i've been having pain since last august...i thought it was just stress because it started in my neck and back... it started spreading through my whole body.....i had quit my job to get a better one that was further away but i found that driving for 15 minutes then trying to work was impossible... so i started going to doctors in december, right? ok and my primary car doc, i love her shes so nice, obviously didnt listen. i told her everything that was happeneing and she didnt even write anything down. she sent me for a blood test for something.... i dont even know what... the pain got worse, and i quit my new job. i didnt sleep, i was so tired, and i gained so much weight from stress and depression.... after about 20 doctor appointments between a rhemotologist, a ENT, and a pulmonoligist, they say i have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but he doesnt want to give me anything to help because i'm so young!!!! OK I AM SO MAD NOW.... DOCTORS ARE SO DUMB AND ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY... IF I KNEW THAT THEY WERENT GOING TO GIVE ME ANYTHING FOR PAIN THAT KEEPS GETTING WORSE, I WOULD HAVE JUST DONE WHAT I JUST DID- I BOUGHT HOLISTIC MEDICINE.... CAN U TELL ME THAT THIS IS FAIR????? almost a year of pain, a year of barely sleeping, i am graduating high school next month, i moved out of my parents house 2 months after i turned 17, i was unemployed for 3 months, and know i have to go to college full time to stay on my dads insurance..... can someone help me?????????????? im so frustrated and i'm starting to get depressed again... please someone reply to me... the more ppl i talk to the better i feel.... now my fingers hurt.... Moderator note: email address removed for protection of privacy Are you on any birth control or do you take any meds right now?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • thanks for writing me. i read ur post in the "too young for fibromyalgia". the one thing u wrote that got me was how u said sometimes u can't think of things off the top of ur head. the stupid fibro fog is the worst of this disorder i think. i am finally getting health insurance so i will hopefully get medicine or something to help me. i still have pain, i'm still not really sleeping, and i can barely ever speak right. I just can't take this. plz write back if u want. my email is kj11406@yahoo.com. thanks!
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