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Hi from Liverpool

Postby Batty » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:43 pm

I'm as yet undiagnosed, but reading this forum has given me the push to see my GP about getting referred to a rhumatologist.
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Re: Hi from Liverpool

Postby Ninja » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:08 am

I'm also undiagnosed and am going to see the doctor on tuesday. Good luck :fingerscrossed:

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Re: Hi from Liverpool

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:27 am

:wave: and :welcome: batty.

Glad to here reading things on here has given you a push to see what is causing your health problems.

Unfortunately FM isn't a simple straightforward thing to dx :facepalm: :facepalm: When you do eventually see your gp, as I said to ninja on their intro post taking a list of symptoms, problems, how they affect you and so on with you could be somewhere to start. Maybe list them in some sort or order of what affects you the most :dunno: :dunno: Then you can talk thru them with your gp and see what is said.

FM isn't a simple, straight forward condition to dx. There are several other illnesses with very similar symptoms. The usual route to finding what the cause of your symptoms is to start with blood tests. Depending on their results, your gp may feel it necessary to do additional tests, send you for xrays, scans etc. When the results of any other tests etc are received, your gp could either make a dx themselves if they feel confident to do so, or refer to a rheumy or other suitable specialist. If you need to see a specialist, they may decided to run additional tests eetc. When these results are back, they will hopefully tell you what is the cause of your health problems.

All this can take a while as other conditions are tested for during the process. If the tests for them don't show anything, and these conditions have been ruled out, that is when a dx of FM tends to be given :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Hope some of what I'm rambling on about makes a bit of sense to you. Let us know when you go and see your gp, and keep us updated with what happens and how you're doing :grouphug: :grouphug:


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Re: Hi from Liverpool

Postby shazq » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:47 am

:welcome: to the forum Batty :wave:
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Re: Hi from Liverpool

Postby denys » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:40 pm

:welcome: both Batty and Ninja
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