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Old 07-20-2007, 07:55 PM #3 (permalink)
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pldo - I have had, for quite awhile now, intense rib pain with fasciculations and unbelievable back pain even from just sitting up. One of the first symptoms I had was knee pain where it hurt to even lift my leg to put on pants. My first neurologist tried going the route of fibromyalgia. Thank God my primary care doctor knew this syndrome was a farce. He said it's nothing but a catch all for symptoms a patient is suffering that the doctor doesn't know why! If he and my other neuro's hadn't disregarded that neuro's diagnosis, I probably wouldn't have gotten a real diagnosis and treatment. I believe the patient's that are suffering really have the symptoms, but they are for a real medical reason, not a made-up syndrome. Fibromyalgia is nothing more than a title for a group of symptoms that many of us suffer. You can touch me in any of the fibromyalgia points on my body and it will hurt. Not my idea of a diagnosis, but that's just my opinion! ~Leslie