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Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Help

Postby steviebruce85 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:14 pm

Hi folks

I have been having the symptoms of Fibro for the last four to five months.

I have been to see several different doctors and had every bloody test under the sun and also sent down to see a neurologist which showed up nothing.

I have only had one of the doctors mention Fibro, however he has since left the practice.

What I am. Looking to know if how long and what tests or specialists did you see before being diagnosed?
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Re: Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Help

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:43 pm

:welcome: to our little escape from it all steviebruce85 :cow-wave: :cow-wave:

Sorry to hear that you've been experiencing Fibro~esque symptoms for the past few months. What you've gone thru with the various tests, seeing different doctors etc is so similar to what a good number of us have gone thru when trying to find those answers we're desperately looking for xx

It's not easy to say how long it can take to reach a dx. Some are lucky and manage to get theirs relatively quickly, whilst for others, they can be going between different doctors for years before they find someone who can help them.

Generally, it tends to be a Rheumatologist that people are referred to for diagnosis. However, more and more GPs are making the dx at surgery level instead of putting people thru the referral system as they can send patients for necessary tests, scans, x~rays etc.

All I can really say is for you to keep on at your GP about this. Go armed with lots of info about FM as well as notes about how you are being affected and why you feel FM could be the cause of your various problems. You could also bring up the matter of a referral to a suitable specialist and see what your GPs response is xx
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Re: Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Help

Postby steviebruce85 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:16 pm

Thanks FluppyPuffy

I have an appointment in the next few days so that gives me some things to think about before
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Re: Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Help

Postby Keelygrace » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:18 pm

Hi,

I've kind of had the opposite to you - I went to the doctor for the first time a few weeks ago (I've been having mild to severe pain throughout my back, shoulders & arms/elbows and constant headaches) The doctor seemed to think it was Fibromyalgia immediately, she gave some leaflets on it and prescribed me a trial period of Duloxetine - which I'm not too keen on taking!

But after reading up on Fibromyalgia, I've read that to be diagnosed you must have so many pressure/tender points of pain? I don't have any tender to touch areas - and I told this to the doctor and she still thinks Fibromyalgia. I don't have a lot of pain in my lower body either, it's mainly my upper body - so I'm confused as to why she'd presume it's Fibromyalgia?

I'm sure she was just trying to get rid of me! :lol:

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