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Postby Slocoj91 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:27 am

So, I've had pain for the last three years. It's pretty much everywhere, but I have worse spots sometimes. Worsening headaches, pins and needles for no reason, sensitive skin, post nasal drip, numb hands (or feeling swollen), dry mouth which causes ulcers, random IBS, intermittent sensitivity to noise, sensitivity to smells, light, and the occasional 'reaction' to my pets. As well as general exhaustion a lot of the time, feeling weak and sometimes feeling like my brain has absented myself.

At one point I went to the doctors to discuss these things, and was told he could only deal with one issue in the 10 minutes. Given all the issues I focused on the pain and ignored the rest. This is potentially the reason I've lacked a diagnosis for so long. I had a consultation with the local pain clinic, and the Dr suggested I may 'be on the border' of having fibromyalgia. I don't know how you can be on the border, but having looked at lists of symptoms, it seems to fit the bill. My GP agrees. I've already had physio and acupuncture and they didn't do anything. I've just started gabapentin, and I'm normally on codeine and naproxen as well.

I feel a bit of a fraud since the Doctor only gave me a 'kind of' diagnosis, but it felt quite like he was trying to cover himself, since he added some gibberish about not wanting to give a definite in case I come back in 10 years and tell him he was wrong...

Anyway, I've joined now because I just want to be somewhere where people understand. I enjoy cross stitch, but my hands are so numb tonight I'm struggling (naturally I haven't stopped...) and keep stabbing myself.
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Re: Hi all

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:35 pm

:welcome: to our little escape from it all Slocoj91 :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:

It's not the first time someone has mentioned on here that a doctor they have seen has been "reluctant" to give them a definite dx when FM is involved :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: It doesn't matter on here tho if you might 'be on the border' of having FM or have had your dx confirmed with a big red stamp, we're all in this together :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: So please don't feel a fraud. If you want to have things clarified/confirmed tho, you could ask your GP about a referral to a Rheumatologist or other specialist that deals with such conditions, at least then you'd know where you're at.

There is lots of understanding and support on here, so hopefully we'll be able to help you thru some of those times when you need a little extra :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: and [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] :cake: :cake: :cake:


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Re: Hi all

Postby denys » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:36 pm

Hi :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:
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