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Old 04-25-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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Newbie with questions

Hello. I am new here and after trawling the internet for ideas on what might be wrong with me, I think Fibromyalgia seems to come the closest. I would like to push my doctor for a proper diagnosis but I don’t want to come across as a total hypochondriac. I have been referred to a physiotherapist for neck and elbow pains and a blood test showed that my iron levels were low-ish and that this could be the cause of my fatigue. However, I am a relatively fit 33 year old and I am sure it can not be normal for me to feel the way I do every day. My symptoms are as follows
• Constant pain in my elbows and neck and sometimes my knees. My elbows are extremely sore to touch and at times the pain is so bad I can’t carry things.
• Constantly feeling tired
• Wake up in the mornings with an all over achy feeling (we got a new memory foam mattress which has not seemed to help me)
• Often get a fluey feeling that never develops into flu
• Suffered from anxiety and panic attacks in the past
• Burning sensation in my feet (not very often)
• Burning sensation down my leg (this has happened a few times recently and really scared me)
• Sensitivity to flashing lights and strong smells like bleach
• Other things like cold extremities, mixing up words, brain fog etc

The symptoms all come and go (except the fatigue and muscle ache) and are not debilitating, however, I am fed up with constantly feeling achy and tired. Do you think it could be worth me asking my doctor to check for Fibromyalgia?

On another note I was interested to see what people had to say about aspartame in diet drinks. I have noticed that I often get a sore throat and feel worse after I drink a diet soda.

Any thoughts appreciated and great to find a board with so much help and advice.

 
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie with questions

Hi and Welcome!
I dont really have any great advice for u but i just wanted to welcome here and say hi. There r many nice people here who will give u great advice. One thing though i have heard alot of bad stuff regarding the diet stuff. I cant remember where i read it or exactly what it said but when u mentioned it, it brought back some memory. It had to do with pain of some sort. Im sorry i dont know more. Maybe we could ****** it and find out more? Welcome again.

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Old 05-01-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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Re: Newbie with questions

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Originally Posted by Nu2patch View Post
Hi and Welcome!
I dont really have any great advice for u but i just wanted to welcome here and say hi. There r many nice people here who will give u great advice. One thing though i have heard alot of bad stuff regarding the diet stuff. I cant remember where i read it or exactly what it said but when u mentioned it, it brought back some memory. It had to do with pain of some sort. Im sorry i dont know more. Maybe we could ****** it and find out more? Welcome again.

Nu2patch
I would askthe dr if you might have fibro,because you have some of the systoms of fibro

 
Old 05-01-2007, 07:00 AM   #4
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Re: Newbie with questions

It never hurts to ask your doctor anything!
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Fibromyalgia
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Nummular Eczema
Depression
Esophagitis
Solar Urticaria (but not officially yet)

 
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