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Old 08-22-2005, 08:48 AM   #1
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I recently went to see a Rheumatologist who is supposed to specialise in FM he first of all told me there wasn't a test for FM,I pointed out the there is a test with regards to pressure points. Anyway this was for a solicitor for compensation following a car crash and having recently to give up work. The Rheumatoligist confirmed my previous condition of FM had been made worse by TWO YEARS!! Am I wrong in saying that our condition is not progressive and that if I hadn't had the crash I could have continued to work until I was 65. I think it is impossible to say how much the crash made me worse, only that it did.

Where do I go from here? Are there any doctors out there who will back me up without having to fly to America!!!

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Re: Frustration

Stress, trauma, as from an accident, illness, can all make fm worse. We have had many threads on that subject. I think what you are dealing with here is semantics. Not progressive as in MS can be progressive or cancer can be progressive etc. Certainly though a car accident can increase the level of pain and symptoms you now have to live with, IMO.

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Re: Frustration

That's just what happened to me. I was sick, my Dr. had been sending me all over to find out what my problem(S) were, x-rays, CTScans, 2nd opinions, etc...Then I was driving, sneezed & hit a mailbox, spun twice and was stopped on a small hill against 2 small trees.
I have gone downhill ever since, fast. That accident was in November, 2003, 6 weeks after I took my neck brace off from removing 3-4-5 discs in my neck. Degenerative neck disease.
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