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New and uncertain, confused and fed up

Postby swarthy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:43 am

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Re: New and uncertain, confused and fed up

Postby denys » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:57 am

Hi and :welcome: to the forum :wave: we would never say whether or not we thought someone's symptoms were indicative of FM, but you could start the conversation with your GP by printing off information from the NHS site regarding the symptoms and ask rather than tell, if you say "I found this and seem to have most of the symptoms could it be that this has been my problem for the last few years" it at least gives her a chance to consider your past history.

FM is a syndrome and is therefore a collection of symptoms, some of which can appear to be very random and not every sufferer has every one :yikes: so we are all very different and those differences can be in the severity of symptoms to the effect of exercise and meds etc.

You could also ask for a referral to a rhuematologist as they are the most normal route to diagnosis although some GP's are quite happy to make it themselves just depends on the GP :-D :-D :-D :-D

Anyway :fingerscrossed: you get some answers soon :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: New and uncertain, confused and fed up

Postby shazq » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:29 pm

:welcome: swarthy :wave:
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Re: New and uncertain, confused and fed up

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:57 pm

:wave: :wave: and :welcome: swarthy.

Sorry to hear what you've been going thru. I think you're right to be cynical of the survey results, anyone who says that it sounds like you have a 100% chance of having FM based on answers to an online survey is, at the very least, peddling snake oil. Quite often they are scam artists who claim that by following what they say, eating and drinking various expensive items, supplements etc that you will be cured.

FM shares symptoms with a number of other conditions, all of which could be a potential cause of your problems. Generally, these other possibilities are investigated, then once they are ruled out, an FM dx tends to be arrived at.

Denys has given you some good advice, there's not really anything else I can add to it. Hopefully your wonderful GP will be open to the possibility of FM as a potential dx and things will be started off to finally get you some answers :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:

Whilst your waiting to find things out, have a bit of a look and a read around the boards. You may come across some helpful advice to make you feel a little more at ease with things :wave: :wave:


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