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working out what ISN'T fibro

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:59 am
by Adele
i've been feeling under the weather more than usual for a couple of weeks. severe night sweats and feeling fluey. i finally engaged my brain today and mentioned it to the doctor and found out i have a chest infection. :( i don't get a cough even if i have pneumonia so it can be hard to tell.

it's so easy to just blame the fibro for everything. poor fibro. :tongueout:

adele xx

Re: working out what ISN'T fibro

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:57 pm
by denys
It is a problem Adele and that is why any new symptoms or as in your case just a general worse off feeling should get checked, glad you got sorted and hope you feel better soon :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :flowers:

Re: working out what ISN'T fibro

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:50 pm
by fabme
Hi Adele

I also have a chronic lung condition as well as fibro, so i get frequent chest infections. it sounds like you have the bug that i get regularly called heamophalis influenza, one of the main symptoms is feeling like you have flue with all the aches and pains. This makes it really hard to distinguish from the fibro and as you rightly said we shouldn't always blame it on fibro :D

Re: working out what ISN'T fibro

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:03 pm
by Adele
thanks fabme,

it does looks very possible. back to the doctors on wednesday so will see what he thinks.

my doc says i am immunosuppressed. is this part of fibro, m.e. or something else??????


:hugs: and :blowkiss: to everyone, adele xx