i went in for a second round of blood tests today as my first ones came back with my white blood cells slightly increased, as was my sed rate (the nurse who called me back with the first results told me it was nothing to worry about, but the doctor i saw today seemed to think differently. we're talking an increase of about one point on both results - sed rate 22 and cbc 11.4).
my question (which i forgot to ask the doctor) is, is this normal/usual with fibromyalgia?
i have had terrible back pain for the last two months - in the middle of my back, which is getting worse. i have aches in my shoulders and shoulder blades, and my buttocks. i am having flu like symptoms but never have a high temperature. my hands ache badly too.
he is leaning towards fibromyalgia, but wants to do further blood tests. i am just freaking out here thinking i have a tumor on my spine! i am in so much pain and NOTHING helps get rid of it... except a couple of strong drinks. i cannot go down that road though - i don't want to become dependent on something like alcohol.
the pain i feel in my back, is upper and central and it feels like a constant burning or pinching feeling. does anyone else have this with fibro?
please do give me your feedback - i am getting absolutely desparate and i'm SO scared