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Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby chick 31 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:39 am

Hello everyone I am new here. I need as much info as possible please. I have been suffering for 6 years with pain in my hands arms back neck knees headaches panic attaks memory loss frequent UTI contstantly tired. My GP isnt very helpful and I feel like i am fighting a losing battle. I got put on esa in october 2011 and i still havent received any medical forms. I have read many articles about fibro and i really do feel that many points describe me. I have also read many different peoples fight to have fibro acknowledged. To be honest i am quite scared about the whol thing. Please Help
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Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby lrgatrell88 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:53 am

Hi... It can be scary not knowing exactly what's wrong with you.

I think you need to change your doctor. Is there someone else you could see at the practice? It makes alot of difference if your doctor is behind you. I'd ask to be referred to the hospital aswell.

I hope this helps xx
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby chick 31 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:06 pm

The whole surgery is useless to be honest. I have a pain management appt in Feb and i am wainting on my rheumatology appt to come thru. GP just not willing to do much. I think he has had enough of me going there all the time
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Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby lrgatrell88 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:44 pm

My doctor was the same. It'd kind of like they give up on you. Is there another surgery near by? Hopefully your appt won't take to long to come through x
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby chick 31 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:02 pm

yes there are many surgeries nearby but none of them are taking on new patients at the moment. I really do give up
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:44 pm

You can always see a chiroptactor or osteopath and they can assess you and if they feel its fibro they will write to your GP which will move things along quicker.

Its if you have the funds to also.
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby denys » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:33 am

Hi Chick, sorry we cant say whether or not you have FM but I really think you need a new doctor as the others have said. You can check whether there is a FM support group in your area and ask if there are any FM friendly docs in the area which may help you get the correct diagnosis and help :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: you start to get the attention you need :goodluck2: :goodluck2: :goodluck2: :goodluck2: and :welcome: to the forum :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:53 pm

:welcome: to the forum chick :wave: :wave:

Sorry to hear how things are for you at the moment :( :( Like others have said, it sounds like you are in dire need of a new doctor. You could try contacting some of the other surgeries and see if they have someone who knows about/deals with chronic pain conditions. Or you could see if there is a support group in your area who may be able to recommend a suitable GP.
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby Betfred101 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:37 pm

Hi there and welcome :)
I myself had the run around with my GP for some time, luckily though on the off chance i booked an appointment recently with a different one.
I now have an extremely helpful and so far understanding GP who always helps as much as possible and ensures i have an appointment booked pretty much weekly at the moment.
I hope you can find a GP perhaps in the same surgery that you can speak to instead it always helps to ask. Cant hurt after all unlike FM eh :)
Take care and Good Luck
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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby fibro wolf » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:22 pm

HI. I GOT DIAGNOSED WITH FM TWO YEARS AGO, BUT, BEFORE THAT, GET A LOAD OF WHAT THE DOCS SAID I HAD...

MS
ME
MD
HYPOCHONDREA
OESTIOPEROSIS
OESTIOARTHRITUS
RHUMATOID ARTHRITUS
SEVER MUSCULAR FATIGUE/CRUMBLING SPINE

THESE ARE JUST THE ONES I REMEMBER OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. I HAD EVERY TEST DONE IMAGINABLE, AND, AFTER ALL WAS SAID AND DONE, AFTER I'D BEEN IN AND OUT OF WHEEL CHAIRS, THREE DIFFERENT DOCS SAID I WAS FAKING IT FOR BENNEFITS, EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T CLAIMING OR EVEN THINKING ABOUT CLAIMING. EVENTUALLY ONE SMART DOC HAD THE COMMON SENSE TO REFER ME TO A SPECIALIST ON A WHIM, THEN AND ONLY THEN DID I GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS. WHEN I GOT TOLD WHAT IT WAS AND HOW IT AFFECTED ME, I BURST OUT LAUGHING, OUT OF SHEER RELIEF AT A FINAL DIAGNOSIS. I KNOW TOO WELL WHAT MY FUTURE HOLDS AS FAR AS FM GOES, BUT AT LEAST I KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME NOW. I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR PERSUITE TO FIND AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS. I PROMISE IT'LL BE WORTH ALL THE HEART ACHE IN THE END.

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Re: Lots of symptoms but no diagnosis

Postby loubie » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:29 pm

fibro wolf, can you turn your capitals off please
capitals are regarded as shouting on the forum :yikes: :-D
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