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Old 04-13-2010, 01:48 AM   #1
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Have I got Fibromyalgia ?


Wondered if anybody could help please. I have been in pain on and off for over a year. For the last two months my muscles have been particuarly painful. Some days I ache all over, off and on and feel very tired and worn out. I have had numerous blood tests done, which have all come back ok, except for iron, which was very low. I have been taking iron supplements for over a month, but the doctor has told me that the aching muscles are not part of the low iron.

Last night I was woken by dreadful pains in my hand, which then went into my other hand which then went to my foot etc etc!

Any advice would be greatly received.

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Old 04-13-2010, 03:43 AM   #2
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Re: Have I got Fibromyalgia ?

Hi, may want to ask your doctor to check for tender points on your body. To my knowledge that really the only way to have a diagnose of fibro.

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Old 04-13-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
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Hi Parso2 and welcome! I would ask your doctor for a referal to a Rheumatologist. Not everyone has the pressure points. Have you been tested for Vit. D, RA, and Lymes and Lupus also. Keep us posted. There are some great people on this board with lots of good information. Hang in there kiddo,
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Re: Have I got Fibromyalgia ?

Seeing a Rhuemy would be a good idea. I think a lot of Doctor's won't use the 'Trigger Points' as a base for Fibro because so many people have read what Fibro is and how Doctor's base it on TPs then the person applies for SSD (which is why SSD lately is raising an eyebrow regarding Fibro Illness) other words there are people who don't have fibro that makes it hard for people who do... so this is why your Doctor may not go with TPs on you.

There is a new test thats being performed now and I can't remember the name of it...I'll look it up.

After you see your Doctor he might agree for you to see a Rhuemy (or another Specialist.)

Has he given you ANY idea of what could be happening to you other than low D ?

Good Luck and I sure hope you feel better soon..I'm off to see if I can find the name of the new test thats supposedly being used now


Old 04-13-2010, 07:12 AM   #5
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Re: Have I got Fibromyalgia ?


Thanks for the replies, I have spoken to the doctor again today, 3 more blood tests have come back ok, so waiting for 2 more, 1 is for gluten allergy, which I really dont think I have got!, I think they are just running every blood test possible to rule everything out!

As this has been going on for so long, I just want an answer as to why I feel like I do.

Hopefully I will hear back from the doctor on Friday regarding the two other blood tests so will let you know how I get on.


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