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Diagnosis..

Postby Kriistiee » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:21 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm having a bad day and fibro has been on my mind a lot. My legs feel like concrete and I feel like I just want to chop myself in half and take the pain away :(.

How long did it take you to be diagnosed? I haven't been diagnosed with anything but I've been back and goth to my GP for nearly 5 years for daily chronic pain. Some days are better than others, I am often fatigued. Since all of my blood tests (appart from vitamin D) have come back normal, my GP's keep dismissing me. I've been told "it's stress, it's anxiety, you must be depressed, it's general wear and tear"... I'm only 24, I don't know what else could be causing my pain. How were you diagnosed?

Sorry for the rant x
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Re: Diagnosis..

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:50 pm

Hi Kriistiee :-)

I'm sorry that you are having a bad pain day. My GP referred me to a rheumatologist, insist that your GP does too so that you can get your diagnosis, you've been suffering for too long! If your GP is reluctant then change GP! You don't have to put up with this!

I hope tomorrow is a better pain day.

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Re: Diagnosis..

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:54 pm

How long it takes to be given a dx varies so greatly, from a matter of weeks in some cases all the way up to having to wait years and years.

Reading what you have said about your journey to this point, it might be worth asking about a referral to a suitable specialist to see if they can help with those questions you need answering xx It mostly tends to be a Rheumatologist that deals with the likes of FM, altho in some areas it can be someone like a Neurologist who has the specialism/interest in the condition.
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