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Fibromyalgia - Possible Misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 15, 2007
  • 03:26 AM

I have a family member who I think may have been misdiagnosed with fibromylagia. I understand that this is hereditary and her mother had this, but I'm afraid this may be the very reason this may have happened.

Her symptoms are:

Lumps/Bumps under the skin which move and her mother has to "chase them," which I found odd. I thought these bumps, if they were muscle, would be more localized. Her mother described these bumps/lumps as different because of how they move and how she has to "chase them." These bumps/lumps are located in three different areas of the body (making me think they may be systemic): neck (common stress area), sides (near underarms), and ankles.

Fatigue/Lethargy which is not extreme in her case. She's not the happy-go-lucky person she used to be. She's calmed down substantially and has somewhat of a pallid tone.

She has frequent headaches (her mother has always had migraines).


I know she has had tonsillitis and/or strep.

She's been a cheer leader, so she's been pretty active until the last several years when these symptoms began showing.

Please help! If anyone has any idea or helpful information it would GREATLY appreciated!

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  • Have a look at digitalnatunaturopath.com see if they can give you a clue
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