Have I got FM or what??

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Re: Have I got FM or what??

Postby charley » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 pm

Dr's etc try to rule out other conditions before diagnosing FMS, so you'll probably end up having a lot more tests before getting any kind of diagnosis. It took 4 years for me to get a firm diagnosis and was diagnosed with something different every time I saw the specialists at the hospital. Unfortunately it's all a bit of a waiting game
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Re: Have I got FM or what??

Postby Mcclungt5 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:18 pm

When i was reading your post i said to my husband i could have wrote this, i have been ill or the past 4 years and in that time been diagnosed with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Secondary Raynauds, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia in my Hips, Chronic pain Syndrome Bursitis in my right arm which means I have very limited use, and a defect with my Sacroiliac Joint which is causing severe lower back pain. However I still have severe chronic hip/ thigh pain which has yet to be given a diagnoses, this and the back pain also stops me from walking. I can completely empathise with you I can manage about 20/30 steps before I cannot lift my feet off the ground to walk as a result of the pain. It was a long hard journey to diagnoses but I have a good GP so keep at it attend all your appointments, it was a process of elimination for me perhaps they will do that with you. Good luck I know its not easy when you feel so rotten all the time .
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Re: Have I got FM or what??

Postby pops » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:45 am

Also needed is positivity. How your mind thinks plays a big part in coping with fm associated pain and living your life with fm. Tough to have but so important. Cognative behaviour therapy may help in this regard.

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