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Re: Hyperexcitable peripheral nerve disorder

Re: Hyperexcitable peripheral nerve disorder

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Posted by Cori on May 18, 2000 at 12:54:03:

In Reply to: Re: Hyperexcitable peripheral nerve disorder posted by Lisa on May 12, 2000 at 00:36:30:

: : : has your thyroid level been tested?

: Have you been tested for fibromyalgia?
: You should be tested by a doctor palpating 18 tender points commonly assoc'd w/fibro. If 11 of 18 are tender you may have fibro. It is often assoc'd w/fatigue and numbness, esp. at first.

FM is really low-thyroid symptoms...it was named by Rhuematologists, but is not a rhuematic inflammatory disease at all. They think of it as an incureable "disorder". I was diagnosed with it myself, having all 18 points...mine got so bad that a rhuem finally conceded I better see an endo. ( I refused all the anti-depressants and so forth they try to treat FM with.)

A good endocrinologist will tell you FM symptoms are really low-thyroid symptoms. However, the generally used test, TSH, for thyroid level, is also usually misdiagnosed as "normal", when in fact it may be wrong for you personally.

It can be a real struggle to get a correct diagnosis and then a correct treatment.
I finally did, and now I ahve none of that old "FM" pain!
I highly recommend that you do some research on thyroid.



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