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Hello waiting to find out if I have FM

Postby Mmartin1326 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:10 pm

Hello everyone,

Thank you for letting me join this group I am 42 have a 8 year old son currently setting up my own business so I have more flexibility in my life.

For the last 2 years I have suffered from sciatica and now have a bad back, I have an appointment on Tuesday to find out my MRI result I currently take co-codomal 30/500 and tramadol. On 7/04/10 I lost my daughter aged 22 to DVT and since then I have been on citlopram 20 mg since then.

I was having physcio for my back and was also having acupuncture every time the needle went in I would nearly fall if the bed as I was very sensitive even with a gentle touch of the figure in the end as the physcio and acupuncture wasn't helping much I was discharged and I have now been referred to the pain clinic.

About 2 months ago my hip went numb and the following day I ached from head to toe like I had full blown flu nothing seem to ease it and in the morning it took 20 minutes to get out if bed after doing loads of stretches.
I then got in touch with an old friend via Facebook and we were discussing my symptoms and she said to get to doctors and as she suffered from fibromyglia and another illness and my symptoms sounded like FM so I went to the doctor his first reaction when I mentioned FM was I don't think so but I told him all the symptoms and also lack of sleep and falling asleep in the daytime, so he sent me for blood tests.
Since the weather has changed my hands are extremely painfully and my sole of my feet feel bruised but aren't.
I still ache all over but some days are good and other days I know I need to rest.

Due to my medication I am restricted to take anything for the headaches I get due to being asthmatic and can't take ibrophen.
Last week I went to the doctors and he said my blood results were normal except for my protein which was slightly high and this could be an indication to FM so he wants me take another blood test in January to see what they come back as.
Also I am planning starting yoga in the new year to see if it can help my back and relieve done if this pain.
I'm not looking for any kind of diagnose on these forum but I feel at the moment I might have FM and having read the posts on here I think it will help me as its very hard to discuss this although my family have been very supportive and they know there is something wrong based on the pain I am constantly in.

I do try and be active I have a westie so take him for walks some days I have to take my walking stick other days I don't.
One question I do have can FM be triggered from losing my daughter and also my back injury it's more out of curiosity as it just suddenly happened.

Once again thank you for letting me join x
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Re: Hello waiting to find out if I have FM

Postby Mmartin1326 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:35 pm

Also I forgot to mention I sweat an awful lot even in a cold day I can break out into a sweat the doctor said it could be the medication but it might not be.
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Re: Hello waiting to find out if I have FM

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:25 pm

:welcome: to the forum Mmartin :wave: :wave:

I'm very sorry you've lost your daughter, losing any family member is traumatic, but when it's a daughter or son at such a young age it's always so much more unfair :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss: And to answer one of your questions, it is possible that this and your back injury were triggers for your illness :( :( I can't say they definitely are as the exact causes of conditions like FM are still unknown, but even just looking on here, there is plenty of things to suggest that things like emotional and/or physical trauma can be a contributing factor.

The various symptoms and problems you have mentioned may be due to FM, but then again they could also be due to several other conditions that share similar symptoms with FM. These other conditions tend to need ruling out before a dx of FM is arrived at, so it might take a while for you to get a definite answer. I'm a bit confused about your GP saying that your protein level being slightly high is an indicator to FM. Currently there are not tests that indicate/show up factors to say FM is the definite cause of problems, the dx tends to be arrived at after a process of elimination. The only thing that could loosely be called a test is the checking of the tender points, but not every healthcare professional uses this in their dx process.

While you're waiting to find some answers about your health, if you stick with us, we'll try to offer you support just as we do with everyone who joins us. There is all sorts of info and advice on numerous subjects across the boards, maybe you'll find soe useful suggestions in amongst it all.

Anything you're wondering about or want to know, just ask and we'll try to help you with it :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Hello waiting to find out if I have FM

Postby shazq » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:28 pm

:welcome: to the forum Martin :xmaswave1:

Hope you get some answers soon.
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Re: Hello waiting to find out if I have FM

Postby Mmartin1326 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:12 am

Thank you for your responses I am seeing the specialist on Tuesday in regards to my MRI results for my back so I think I will ask them as well as I said before the doctor was quite dismissive of FM then suggested a blood test as you said they bed to start eliminating thinks today I went to go on my both of my knees and I could hardly bare any weight on them but I have had no injury on them.

So will keep chipping away at the NHS for answers and thank you for saying I can come on here for support it is greatly appreciated especially when no one can understand the pain I am going through everyday and some days I just have to sleep through mo choose of my own as my body feels so heavy I can hardly move.
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