I've been formally dx'd with FM since May, 2010 but of course, have had symptoms since before I was dx'd with CFS at the age of 18.
For many years, I saw a neurologist for neurological issues and a rheumatologist for pain. Among the suspected causes of my problems that have all been ruled out, were brain tumor, aneurysm, MS, RA and Lupus.
My pain is under control for the moment but I live with a physical and mental exhaustion that I cannot make anyone understand.
There are two other symptoms I have that I haven't been able to tie to FM yet and I wondered if anyone else has bladder and bowel incontinence? (an awfully personal question for a first-time post, I know!)
I was also dx'd with IBS at 18 yrs, and more recently my gastro doc dx'd me as pre-Crohn's, saying it was a matter of time before I fully develop that disease. Sixteen years ago I developed intermittent bouts of bladder incontinence that has been constant for the last two and a half years.
Are these two symptoms common with FM, does anyone know?
I look forward to reading and posting on HealthBoards and am relieved to have found this message board.