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Newbie saying hello

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Newbie saying hello

Postby Carolyn1972 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:47 pm

Hi there I'm Carolyn I'm 37 Married to Kevin and have two kiddies Harvey 4 who has ASD (Autistic Spectrum disorder) And Aeryn 2 Complete Nutjob. They keep me very busy but I wouldn't be without them.

I have been suffering with FM symptoms for 2 ish years but gp has only just suggested FM to me so not had a diagnosis yet. Would like to know what I have in store if anyone wants to share.

Thanks
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Re: Newbie saying hello

Postby gillshutt » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:53 am

Hi Carolyn and welcome to the forum :wave:
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Re: Newbie saying hello

Postby shazq » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:34 am

:welcome: to the forum. :wave:
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Re: Newbie saying hello

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:09 pm

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Re: Newbie saying hello

Postby Carolyn1972 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:05 pm

Thanks for the welcome :wave:
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Re: Newbie saying hello

Postby crazynightowl » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:11 am

Hiya,
I don't know for you, as no doctor does it quite the same.
But i got referred to a rheumatologist, who did blood tests to rule out other causes, physical examinations touching tender points- that's how they make the diagnosis. Also take a list of all your symptoms, and link them together to come up with hopefully an answer to what's wrong.
There are various drugs around now that can help with your symptoms if it is FM, but it largely depends on how knowledgeable your dr is about FMS, and how much they know of recent research into drug therapies, as to whether you'll get drugs or not. My rheum consultant first gave me painkillers and hydrotherapy (exercise in warm water in hospital pool). But then after that, other treatments may be explored, depending on your consultant.
Good luck.
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