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How do I know if I have FM?

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How do I know if I have FM?

Postby Baddermaal » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:25 pm

I have been desperately seeking a diagnosis for over 10 years for some symptoms that seem to be getting gradually worse.

I have had blood tests which have shown me to be in excellent health for a 48 year old, and had a specialist check me for arthritis - to no avail.

I have read a bit about FM and it seems to fit my symptoms quite closely...

- Constant aching in knees, legs, hips/lower back, shoulder blades, upper spine.
- Physical Exhaustion
- Trouble sleeping
- restless legs
- claustrophobic feelings in legs
- Low blood sugar,
- Exhaustion in hot weather
- Trouble thinking clearly/brain fog
- Bowel problems -
- blood flow feels restricted.
- low appetite

I also have AD(H)D which I have read is connected with FM.

Is this Fibromyalgia? How do I know?
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Re: How do I know if I have FM?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:35 pm

:welcome: to the forum Baddermaal.

The only way to see if you have FM is by being dx'd by a donctor/consultant/specialist. We can't say if you do or don't have FM. What you have listed may be related to FM, or could be due to other problems that share symptoms with FM.

The best thing to do would be to print some info up, either from the UKFM main site or from the NHS site, go thru the symptoms you have, then go and see your GP to see what they think. Hopefully it will start things off that will give you an answer about your problems.


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Re: How do I know if I have FM?

Postby denys » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:43 pm

:welcome: to the forum and as Fluppy has said we cant say whether or not you have FM or anything else as we aren't professionals so go back to your GP
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Re: How do I know if I have FM?

Postby shazq » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:21 pm

:welcome: to the forum

:fingerscrossed: you get some answers soon, you just have to keep going to see your gp, normally after having the symptoms for 6 months or longer your gp might send you to see a Rheumy who might diagnose you with fibro but some gp`s do diagnose you themselves, i know this does not sound very helpful but different gp`s do it different ways.

Has your Gp mentioned fibro to you or have you looked up the symptoms?
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