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Old 05-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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There is something going on with my body. I think I have Fibro or auto immune disease. My sister has fibro but she lives far from me and we don't talk much, so there is family history. I am afraid to talk to a doctor, I have migraines and for the past 10 years i have been seen as a drama queen looking for drugs. I get aching in my arms, shoulders, lower legs, upper back, left hip has decreased sensation and it gets achy. I have migraines, IBS, very low pain tolerance. when my husband and i are messing around he can tickle me, the same as he does to our kids 6 & 10, and it will tickle but then there is this pain that is excruciating and lingers for a good 5 - 10 minutes. This is from slight pressure. It doesn't hurt when I am being touched but the deep after pain is horrific. The aching pain developed about 2 years ago and the episodes are getting more frequent. I am having the aching right now, I took a half a vicodin and it did nothing. I just want to make it clear that I don't take vicodin often I got 15 pills for kidney stones 3 months ago, if i take more than half I get spinny sick. I also have migraines and the pain is behind my right eye but lately it feels like the pain goes from my eye to the base of my head and neck on the right side. I can push and feel the sharp pain.

Do these sound like fibro or something else? I am 29 years old and feel like I am 80. I don't want to go to the doctor and sound like a fool. Just want to know where to begin. Thanks.

 
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Re: scared to talk to Doctor

Sounds exactly like fibro to me, trickey, especially with the tickling hurting afterwards, that kind of thing. The pain you describe is all in the same general areas that most of us on here deal with. I am sorry you are going through so much pain. I totally understand the fear involved in talking with your doctor. I think all of us on here have been through that same thing -- they like the ones they can fix; they really get sick of seeing the ones they can't fix. My advice would be to request your records from every doctor you have seen and then organize those records. Don't quit going to the doctor until you get help. Make sure you ask for an appt that will allow enough time to discuss fully the problems. You don't just have one thing--tell them you wish you did, but you don't, so you'll need more time than the average patient. If you go back just a bit in this forum, you will see a thread on medical records that might be useful to you. It's hard to believe in yourself when you feel so useless... much harder to get a doctor to stop long enough to really listen enough to believe and help. Pain specialists can sometimes believe quicker.

 
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Re: scared to talk to Doctor

sounds like Fibro to me. I pretty much diganosed myself. My mom saw a commerical on tv and I had all the symtoms. But I wanted to get checked out just to make sure. I'm scared to go to the doctors. I think I have the white coat syndrome, I don't go to the doctors much I refuse to go on pain killers there's so many side effects. I'm sorry your in so much pain. I feel ice packs help it sorta freezes the pain, or that blue goop I'll only use that when It's really bad. Or take a hot hot shower. as hot as you can handle. I feel better when i'm sleeping or laying down. I have had Fibro for 3 years, so if you have any questions you can send me a pm.

Feel better soon.

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:53 AM   #4
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You need to talk with your doctor and if he/she cannot help you, get a referral to a new doctor. You definitely are showing symptoms of Fibro but you need to have further testing to make sure something else isn't going on. Most fibromites tests come back normal.

 
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