I was suspecting I might have fibromyalgia, but I read on a couple of sights yesterday that you have to have pain in all four quadrants of your body for it to be considered fm. I only have pain in two quadrants (all on the right side of my body).
I have fibro and it's all on the right side of my body also. The neck, shoulder, arm, elbow and fingers on right side. I think Fibro seems to settle mainly on one side or the other. I could be wrong. Hopefully some other people will jump in and say something.
When I was first diagnosed EVERYTHING hurt, but mine was what was termed post traumatic fibro after an injury to mainly my head and left side. Now most of my pain is on the left. The interesting thing I have found through massage is that though I might not be aware of pain in some of the other areas, when my body is massaged I feel pain in the right side of my body. Apparently I still have the pain, but it focuses on the left unless manually stimulated. Strange? yes, but that is fibro! Hang in there!
Well I went to my 4th doctor through my plan yesterday, and was told nothing is wrong with me, except maybe a little sciatica. I'm done with my healthplan. If I go to another doctor, I will pay for a private one, although I couldn't afford any tests.
He told me a back problem could radiate around to the abdominal and pelvic pain I feel, although the chiropractor said he never heard of back problems causing abdominal pain. Also he said I don't have the symptoms of IBS, but maybe I have IBS. IBS diagnosis is made based on ruling all other things out, but they haven't sent me to a GI specialist, I haven't had any tests done, other than the u/s and bloodwork back in Jan. So they haven't ruled anything g/i out. Could my blood levels not have changed since then?
Anyway, he treated me like a total hypochondriac, just like my regular GP, and told me to go and play with my kids and enjoy my life. I guess my constant pain shouldn't interfere with that.
Yup...I sure do!! The only place I can say that I don't have pain is in the bottom of my feet. The tops hurt, but I can still walk ok. But every place else hurts, including TMD which is kind'a like Fibro of the face and skull muscles. Very painful. It usually goes along with TMJ.
AND I have to say that the most servere pain is in my right side of my body. But I always..always have pain over my entire body. Eyes included. Not to much fun, is it...LOL