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    Newly Diagnosed, yet not sure my symptoms fit...

    Hi there, I'm new here and was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist. She didn't seem totally confident with the diagnosis but sort of as a way to "give me something" and send me on my way. This is going to be long but I would so appreciate some thoughts. Here's some...
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    Finally a dx after 20 years of pain-Alcoholism and other issues

    Hello. I was diagnosed last Wed by a rheumatologist. I have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Lupus, MS, AS etc. Until I finally was able to see the rhuemy. It is a relief as this diseases' prognosis is not as debilitating as some of the choices. And I finally feel like maybe I can start to...
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    Misdiagnosis

    Fibromyalgia is one of the most misdiagnosed diseases due to symptom overlap. For instance, widespread pain can be caused by sleep apnea, malignancy, hypothyroidism or lupus which cause fatigue. Doctors need to rule out the symptoms of other diseases as they look for an explanation. A patient...
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    Hello! Been diagnosed for 8 years now!

    Hi, I'm 20 years old and was diagnosed with fibro when I was 12 after 3 hospitalizations, a case of gastritis, mild encephalitis, and some confusing test results lol. To be honest, I feel like it may still be a last-ditch diagnosis, or, since it is a syndrome, a diagnosis that doesn't quite...
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    Very interested in your opinions and ideas re- the seeming explosion fibro diagnosis

    Hi everyone, great to be able to finaly post here! I am really intererested in peoples views about fibro, And why we are seing such a rise is diagnosis in the last couple if years. I have been unwell for many years, only receieving a diagnosis of fibro a few months ago...of all the illnesses i...
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    New member from North Europe

    Hello ! I am 40 years old woman from North Europe and I have no diagnosed fibromyalgia. Yet. About 5 years ago I was helthy woman with big(?) family, good job, lot of dance hobbies, dog... Busy life, but I loved it. I never saw the doctors, no need for that. First came stress, headache...
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    Newness

    Hi everyone. I have just joined. I do not yet have an official diagnosis. We are waiting to rule out lupus, lyme disease and chronic kidney failure. My doctor, parents, husband and myself believe I have FM. I have been doing many tests for the last 3 months. I am so worn down. I am so depressed...
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    long-time fibro sufferer

    Hello to all you beautiful folks who live with this disease. I was diagnosed in 1992, but really hit the wall when I contracted Lyme disease in 2001. After that I lost my farm, my career, so many friends -- well, my life. I'm sure you all empathize as fibro has stolen much from you, too. I...
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    Not sure if this is fibro but can't hurt to ask

    Hi all, Thanks for taking the time to read my story. I enough of my symptoms were consistent with fibro to give it a shot. About a month ago, my left leg developed a sensation somewhere between a dull ache and tickle that ran from my groin to my feet plus a feeling like an electrical charge...
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    Should I get a Second Opinion?

    Hello. I hope you're all staying strong today. This is my first post here, because I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia just last Tuesday. I'm a little lost because I know I don't want to have Fibro, but I'm also not sure if I trust my doctor. Some background: I suffered a shoulder/trapezius...
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