I am in my 40's. I was diagnosed a year and a half ago, after 5 years of misdiagnosis and doctors thinking i'm crazy. I had gone through extensive testing for Lyme, Lupus and MS. And doctors telling me I was depressed and that's why I felt the way I felt. I thought I WAS going crazy. My life was...
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I’m not sure how the list was generated but it contains trainees (not practicing doctors), retired rheumatologists, and even rheumatologists who don’t believe in fibromyalgia. I myself dont accept FM referrals but am listed as an expert in the field. This is causing confusion for my patients and...
After many years of living as a recluse, I finally started going to doctors and getting referrals to see specialists.
From the 1st doctor I went to; while in a full blast panic attack, these are the remarks she made;
- "you should start working" (yeah because I finished an ivy league...
Hello, I'm new to the forums.
After reading a few posts here I see it's very common to remain undiagnosed for years.
I've been living with pain, fatigue and numerous other fibro symptoms for about 5 years - growing worse over the past 2 years. I had a doctor who was lazy and disinterested all...
Anger at..... The pain and the exhaustion. The fibro fog that makes me look like I have Dementia. The longing to go back to work but knowing that its impossible. The feeling of being useless. The days my mind and body fight, my mind wants to do everything and my body says NO WAY!! Fighting to...
I have been having issues since I had my first Caesarian back in November 2011 and it's been getting progressively worse. My mom had Fibromyalgia and is convinced that's my issue but I'm not so sure.
I don't get a lot of pain which is primarily what fibro is, as far as I know. I do...
About a year ago I started getting pain in my chest and my ribs. Then I started noticing I was getting really out of breath and was getting a really fast heart rate from doing simple activities such as walking up stairs. I had EKGs done and the doctors said nothing was wrong with my heart. I...
I know this is somewhat of a stupid question. If you feel unwell, you should go to the doctor. For certain issues, some doctors tell you to have regular check-ups, so you go back every year/6 months.
But I am confused with fibro because it can cause pain at the weirdest spots. I don't know...
I know age is nothing but a number in most cases. I am turning 40 in a month, and I still feel like I am 28 most of the time (not physically, but mentally). But I was wondering how old we are on this forum and how long we have been battling with fibro. Thanks!
Here are my statistics :)...
I know just about everyone here has at some point probably had issues with a doctor so this should be kind of relateable and amusing at the same time.
So back in the day I ended up becoming unable to deal with my bipolar and tried to off myself. Again. So I ended up at this place that I was...