Re: can one have fibromalgia without tendor points?
Mine are classical, it was probably 7 months after the surgery on the left hand that I started showing signs of it, I also ended up with reactive arthritis in that hand as well. It took a year to determine it was RSD. With the type of surgery I had (carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve release)it takes about ayear to know what path it took, or even if it worked, it didn't and it left me with arthritis and RSD in left hand . The right hand I only had carpal tunnel release 5 yrs ago and it came back along with arthritis. The RSD kicked in last year after I fell and landed on it, duh!!! Anyway you look at it both Fibro and RSD are funky syndromes and Docs have a hard time diagnosing them until they are in full bloom. I know that thumb flexor problem, those thumbs can be down right painful, both of mine are very arthritis now. So maybe they will be able to diagnose better later on down the road, it took a year and 3 Drs to finally see it as RSD on me. I didn't know bone density was part of RSD, at least they have never mentioned it. I have osteoporosis anyway so my bone density is already very moderate to severe so why tell me I guess.