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Old 02-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Finally! Fibro Officially Confirmed!

Well, folks, after years of trying to find a doctor who would take all my many complaints seriously, my pain management specialist told me today that I definitely have fibro. Okay, so now I know for sure and can move forward with proper treatment for it, instead of the hit and miss kind of treatment I had gotten from the docs in the county health care system. I am very relieved.

She gave me cortisone shots across my shoulders where some of the tender points are. Hasn't really kicked in yet, but since it helped quite a bit with my lumbar problem, I hope it will do the same for them.

Also found out that I have osteoarthritis in my hips and knees. I knew that was going to happen, because I had already been diagnosed with osteopenia, which is the precursor to OA.

Okay, so we're just falling apart here! Old age will do that to ya! *laughs*

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Re: Finally! Fibro Officially Confirmed!

welcome to the family!
the shots take a few days to start helping. i am glad you have an answer. be sure to follow any new symptom up tho. don't toss new things in the fibro bucket. it's easy to do.
now that you are here may i suggest you consider your diet and intake of water. those two things play a huge role in how we feel. stay as active as you can. my hips and knees are shot too, thank you arthur. giggle. however i do make myself walk several times a day. short walks that keep me loose.
cheers to healing and finding the path that works for you.
when faced with something you cannot control peace lies in self education and adaptation to the situation.

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