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Postby armfaw » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:33 am

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not been diagnosed yet, but dr and chiropractor both think I have fibro.. I am not sure though.. I have neck and back pain all the time.. but I have cervical spondylosis and bulging discs in my back all mild... I get dizziness. headaches. off balance feelings.. I have ibs, need vit b12 jabs every three months as I don't absorb it.. lost weight.. tired all the time, fall asleep through the day, had to cut back my hours at work..also get itchy ears. itchy back.. my calf muscles hurt they are very tight. also my neck muscles... dose this sound like fibro? or just daily stresses?...
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:06 am

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Whilst what you have described can be symptomatic of FM, they can also be attributed to several other problems that share a very similar range of symptoms. With both your chiro and doc thinking FM may be what is affecting you, I would be more inclined to go with their chain of thought, at least for the moment, unless something else is discovered that can answer your questions much more effectively. Daily stresses, and other factors that cause additional pressures could also be adding their effects to things.

You need to talk to your GP about trying to get a definite dx, so that at least you will know what you're going to be dealing with. If they are dithering about and/or seem unsure about anything, you can always ask to be referred to a rheumatologist or other specialist that deals with these sorts of conditions to see what they say.

Wish I could be a bit more help to you, but as I'm sure you can appreciate, apart from commenting on what you have said, we can't say if what you are experiencing is FM or something else I'm afraid.
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Postby armfaw » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:21 pm

FluppyPuffy wrote::wave: :wave: and :welcome: to the forum.

Whilst what you have described can be symptomatic of FM, they can also be attributed to several other problems that share a very similar range of symptoms. With both your chiro and doc thinking FM may be what is affecting you, I would be more inclined to go with their chain of thought, at least for the moment, unless something else is discovered that can answer your questions much more effectively. Daily stresses, and other factors that cause additional pressures could also be adding their effects to things.

You need to talk to your GP about trying to get a definite dx, so that at least you will know what you're going to be dealing with. If they are dithering about and/or seem unsure about anything, you can always ask to be referred to a rheumatologist or other specialist that deals with these sorts of conditions to see what they say.

Wish I could be a bit more help to you, but as I'm sure you can appreciate, apart from commenting on what you have said, we can't say if what you are experiencing is FM or something else I'm afraid.


hi and thankyou...
I am seeing the dr again on Friday so will see what else she says...
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Postby Tracie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:49 pm

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Postby armfaw » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:35 am

Tracie wrote:Hi and welcome

thankyou.. :-)
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Postby armfaw » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:33 pm

been dr's she said I deffinatly have it.. she has refered me to a rheumatologist...
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Postby shazq » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:04 pm

:welcome: to the forum arm flaw :cow-wave:
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Postby denys » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:26 am

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