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Still none the wiser

Postby Easylifer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:57 pm

Hi all, im new to the forum, i have been suffering for just over a year now, numerous drs appointments, rheumy apt, 2 blood tests later and here i am.

I went to the drs this morning. Someone i hadn't seen before. Explain the problem and asked where do i go from here, i did ask about the pressure point test, but she said "i don't need to press points to tell you they are painful what you have described falls into the FM, CHS and Me bracket", so she has prescribed prozac to see if that has any effect. Im not to happy about that as i don't like taking pills, plus if your taking medication and there is a chance that it could go away, how do i know if it has gone away ( question for next time), but it seems like if that makes me feel better then i have got one or some of the above conditions.

Because the symptoms overlap, how do the drs/ specialists say you have got this or that?

Im still non the wiser really and now taking prozac :roll: :roll: but i managed my 4 massages today, which i didn't think i was going to be able to :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Still none the wiser

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:12 pm

It sounds like they're still floating around but not wanting to give you a concrete answer :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: For some reasons there are docs with an intense dislike of giving patients a dx like FM, CFS, ME etc, which does nothing but cause more and more frustration :pull-hair: :pull-hair: :pull-hair: :pull-hair: :pull-hair:

Prozac {Fluoxetine} can be effective, even if the person it is prescribed for is not truly depressed, by helping improve sleep and breaking the vicious cycle of sleep disturbance and pain. It is becoming one of the more regularly prescribed anti~ds for FM. They do not help immediately, and for some it can take 2~3 months to determine whether they are beneficial or not.

With there being so many over lapping symptoms between the conditions, plus different docs having different views on whether the conditions are separate from each other, or are at different ends of the same spectrum, determining what someone may have isn't a straight forward task. Very, very, very generally, if pain is the more prominent issue, then things may swing towards FM. If fatigue has the dominance, then things tend to swing towards CFS/ME. However, some docs will regard CFS and ME as separate conditions, whilst others regard them as one and the same. Depending on who is making the dx, questions may well be asked about experiencing any significant viral infections over the preceding few months. This is because there are some who think that ME stems from illness, esp viral problems, whilst CFS seems to appear without the involvement of other factors. Depending on how these questions are answered, and what view the doc has on the conditions, this can determine if CFS, ME, or CFS/ME is given as a dx :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: Still none the wiser

Postby Easylifer » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:03 pm

Thanks Fluppypuffy, ive just been reading up about Lyme disease which has similar symptoms and also a lady called Julie Rehmeyer who has written an article about her experiences with CFS/ME

http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2014/0 ... -syndrome/

http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2014/0 ... -syndrome/

My Nick found this information today, it may be something you've already read but feel free to repost it if you think others will be interested.

I called the dr again today to check if i take the prozac instead of amitriptyline or as well as and i was told as well as, really not happy about taking both, not sure what to do may stick to the ami as i coped on that and look into a natural way to deal with this :-?
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Re: Still none the wiser

Postby denys » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:27 pm

There are some people who prefer the natural way to cope and if this suits you then could be the way forward. Positivity is also an essential tool. Wishing you success with whatever way you decide to use and look forward to hearing the results :-D :-D :-D :-D
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