Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia advice please...

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Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia advice please...

Postby sharpe1984 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:03 am

So after 8 months of odd symptoms my bloods today ruled out thyroid problems, diabetes and hormonal reasons
And gp said I have all signs of Fibromyalgia.

Was told there is no test but more of a diagnosis through
Questions/ symptoms ect.

So here are my symptoms;

B12 and iron deficiency
Extreme fatigue
Aches all over arms, neck, legs with odd shooting pains
Too at times.
Awful awful night sweats
strange off balance \ fuzzy feeling in head
Restless legs at night
Chest pain ( clear chest X-ray)

Generally feeling rotten.

I'm on b12 injections and iron however my levels are
Not increasing.
The aches and pains have been constant now for a few weeks
And I have issues with body temp?
Feeling hot then cold very sensitive to temperature and touch.


So basically wante to share my story so far and
See if this sounds similar to others and
If there is any advice anyone can offer me?

I'm doing my nursing training so have an intense job which I love and
I have two young kids who keep my very busy.
I'm 28 ad female too.

Thanks for reading x
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Re: Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia advice please...

Postby misslizzy1968 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:41 am

Hi... My daughter has had the very same symptoms just with her B12 problems alone... Can I ask what contraceptive you are on ? So to be very personal it's just that all what you have written sounds the same as my daughters and I may be able to help ! X
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Re: Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia advice please...

Postby sharpe1984 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:31 am

Hello.
I was on cilest contraceptive pill but been changed
To normatin ? Gp said to try see if this help. I'm a student
Nurse too so been looking into it and pernicious Aneamia
Which is when you can't absorb b12 ca cause muscle
Damage and neurological problems which cause
Fibromyalgia..
What's your daughters symptoms?
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Re: Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia advice please...

Postby shazq » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:08 pm

Hi Sharpe

We cant say whether you have fibro or not, the best advice we could give you is to have a read around the forum to see if you have any other symptoms and write them all down.

It can take a long time to get the dx of fibro as the docs have to rule out other conditions first, fibro does not show up in any tests so it tends to be last on the list.

Some docs will dx you themselves and others will send you to a Rheumy to get dx.

Once you have all your symptoms written down show them to you gp and hopefully you will get some answers soon. :goodluck1:

If you have any questions just ask.
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Re: Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia advice please...

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:31 pm

:welcome: to the forum sharpe :wave: :wave: Wish you were joining us under nicer circumstances.

Has your GP said what will be the next step for you with you having all signs of FM?? Some GPs refer possible FM cases onto a rheumatologist or other suitable specialist, whilst others are happy to make the dx themselves.

There is lots of info and advice on here, so having a look and a read around the boards may throw up some useful suggestions for you.

Just ask about anything you want to know and we'll see how we can help you with it :wave: :wave: :wave:
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