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Postby soraya1968 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:36 pm

i think that i have only 2 of these on my elbow and maybe 2 on my back so is it possible that it isnt fibro? and if not what coul it be.
dr said when he sees how i go with amytrip and gabapentin he will send me to a specialist. when he looked at when my omplaints of joint pain started it was 2007 what a long time not to be noticed. i never realised it had been going on that long . i often wonder about tender points how many people have them. :-?
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Re: tender points

Postby Foz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:45 pm

evening all,

every point the rheumatologist touched was painful, so I suppose I have a lot of tender points.

but I too have had symptom's and painful issues since about 2005, so yes it does seem to take a long time to be diagnosed!

got there in the end and it makes a lot of sense of years gone by :crazy:

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Re: tender points

Postby JYB » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:51 pm

My GP didn't think he needed to check my tender points as I had so many symptoms. I know I have some points that r excruciating when touched. I've not been ref to a specialist. I'm a nurse so my GP n I just made the diagnosis between us. I've had so many tests that have all come back normal so it can't really be anything else.
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Re: tender points

Postby sapphirerose71 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:58 pm

My kids are experts at finding my tender points :(
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Re: tender points

Postby helen.whittaker.125 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:53 am

Only my knees were classed as non tender points but that is because I've had ostiocondritus since I was 11 so the dr couldn't say if it was that or fibro causing the pain in then...... As they find new research results I don't know if they are finally starting to notice all the other symptoms connect it's not just about tender points for us, I've 16 tender points, but the pain is in so many more areas to these... Hopefully with the new studies coming forward and seeing you all be diagnosed quicker there is light at the end of the what causes it tunnel, I first went to my GP in 2002 with the first lot of pain, I was diagnosed 4 months ago x

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Re: tender points

Postby whoami » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:20 pm

It seems we all have different amounts of tender points. I think the official amount needed for diagnosis is 11 out of 18.

I am not sure that it relates to everyone though. Some people diagnosed have more or less than 11. It really doesn't make a difference in my mind.

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