People who don't have fibro usually have pains here and there like a headache which goes away after some time. I was wondering if all the pains in my body should be classified as fibromyalgia or sometimes I have just pain like other normal people.
I think often times some of the pain or illness we experience is just normal, but since our lives are not normal as in being blanketed in pain most of the time, we just figure it is all from fibro. That is why I often say don't just assume everything is from fibro, as we can get other health conditions along with fibro.
A headache can be a mirgraine or cluster, or sinus problems. Numbness can be from sitting to long or a pinched nerve, or a foot that goes to sleep. Stomach or bowel problems can be from something we ate that did not agree with us. Pain in your ear can be a ear infection or you layed on that side to long. Etc..... Sometimes it can be something more serious but we want it to be fibro and so we delay going to the doctor thinking it is nothing.
I have done this both ways, by delaying going to a doctor and by going and it was nothing serious, but in the grand scheme of things it is better to get things checked out then to sit and wait thinking it will pass and end up paying more in health problems later. Example a friend of mine was in her basement sweeping up water and cut her big toe. She doctored it for weeks and finally went to a doctor. The doctor told her it was a bad infection and the toe needed to be removed. She did not agree with the doctor and shopped around till she found another doctor who gave her regular antibodies for the infection.
She thought it was all better and after all she had saved her toe. But in fact the infection had spread to her spinal fluid and as a result she is now in a wheelchair and has terrible pain and neurothapy. All from a simple infection in her toe. So the moral of the story is while some pain is normal everyday stuff, if it does not clear up seek medical attention. Better to find nothing is wrong then to end up like my friend.