Help i think my son has fibro too

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Help i think my son has fibro too

Postby migrembe » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:06 am

My son is 26 and a sports mad person but he keeps getting bouts of intense muscle strain and extreme tiredness. I don't remember having symptoms at his age as i was busy with children and life. He says his GP is rubbish and wouldn't know which way to sit on a chair (or something like that) He does have private health care which him and his wife pay for. I am not sure how private health care works but do they have GPs too or would he have to decide on a specialist?
He is planning on going part time at work in January to do other things but he joking said 'to get some serious sleep too'. At 26 life should be fun and a party. I am aware it could be other things but i am encouraging him to do something rather than nothing. Yesterday we went out for tea and he was falling asleep at the table, it was 7pm. He also says he wakes up tired and stays tired all day. What do you think?
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Re: Help i think my son has fibro too

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:55 am

Im not too sure on private health care but am sure he can get to see a rhumatologist on it. Im sure others will know more on that then me.

My daughter was diagnosed at 16! currently 17. At first i thought the fatigue and dizziness was anemia as they said her levels were low and perscribed iron vitamins but later on found out it was minmal low :-? not enough to give her any effects :-? then her breathing was painfull and tight and again was diagnosed with asthma! so again we went along for at least a year thinking these symptoms of pain and fatigue were that of anemia and asthma until a routine check up at the dentist resulted in him saying she had stiffness (TMJ) like me!!! :yikes: then the penny dropped...

It does sound like he has many symptoms but he needs to have bloods done to eliminate anything else and an examination. He could also see a physio / chiropractor / oesteopath for a rough idea also (not sure if thats on private)

I would suggest he seeks someone soon cause the earlier the diagnosed the better chance of controling it before you get totaly burnt out from years of not pacing and over doing things IMO
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Re: Help i think my son has fibro too

Postby migrembe » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:29 pm

Thank you for your reply. I am urging him to seek out medical advice no matter what the results. He has complained of similar symptoms before, even has a teenager, but then i wasn't diagnosed and probably didn't know Fibro existed. My mother has it too, which is interesting. :snowhappy:
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Re: Help i think my son has fibro too

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:01 pm

It might be worth him contacting his Private Health Provider to see what needs to be done for him to be seen by an appropriate healthcare professional under his policy. It may need something from to his GP saying what condition(s) he could be showing signs of. He could also try to see a different GP at his surgery to see if they are more understanding of his symptoms and health concerns.
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