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No pain?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:15 am
by penguinteacup
Hi there,

I have been ill for around 4 years, mainly with persistent fatigue, episodes of intense sleepiness and episodes of lightheadedness on exertion. I have had probably hundreds of blood tests that have ruled out everything from thyroid to diabetes to iron etc etc. I have also had sleep apneoa ruled out. I went to a rheumatologist yesterday as I have coeliac disease (which is under control) and wanted to rule out the possibility of other autoimmune conditions. Anyway the rheumatologist prescribed me vitamin D tablets as I am vitamin D deficient but he said if that didn't improve things his next option would be fibromyalgia. However (and I told him this) I don't have any pain! None! I was under the impression you can't have fibromyalgia without pain? I have already been to see an ME/CFS specialist and chronic fatigue syndrome was ruled out as I don't have enough other symptoms, ie I have fatigue but no memory/concentration problems, I don't have periods of feeling worse after periods of activity etc.

Am I right in thinking that I don't have fibromyalgia?