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Old 06-03-2004, 05:28 PM   #1
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What Kind Of Doctors Diaganoses This? And What Tests Are Needed?

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Old 06-04-2004, 05:15 AM   #2
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Re: Help!

My GP diagnosed my FM and related problems. Rheumatologists (not sure of spelling) are the specialists who are usually the ones to diagnose FM. Not all doctors & specialists agree that FM/CFS are real conditions, so do your homework before seeing anyone. Check them out and see if they believe that FM/CFS are real. You can interview them before going any further with them. It's your money and your right to know if a Doctor is going to help you and work with you or just go through the motions to get your money!
As far as tests go, there is NO test to prove you have FM/CFS. It is a process of elimination, because the symtoms are very similar to so many other Auto immune conditions. It will depend on you and your Doctor and your Insurance Co. as to what tests will be need and when.
I am very sorry I could not give you a pat answer on this, but there is none. Good Luck on your search for a GOOD Doctor.

Old 06-04-2004, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: Help!

I started with primary medical doctor who diagnosed me with adhesive capsilitis of right arm about 5 years ago. She referred me to orthopedist and then I went to PT and wound up in worse shape with problems all over body. I stayed home for about a year and got my right arm unfroze and then returned to another primary medical doctor as mine had left the city. He simply repeated previous diagnosis rather than doing any tests and referred to an orthpedist who chewed me out asking how I got there and stating I had no business seeing him because he said he was just interested in doing surgery. He referred me to a physiatrist who diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. She sent me to a female primary care doctor to get a physical. This doctor made fun of my fibro diagnosis and said it was just a bunch of symptoms so there was a big clash with her immediately. I wasted two years with physiatrist and she had finally stated that everything she had tried on me had not worked and referred me to rheumatologist who is now treating me with success as she is aware and recognizes fibro. It was like going through a maze. (TT)

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