May I possibly have FM?

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gadgetgirl

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For the past few months I have been feeling very tired, and am in pain all the time. My dr tested me for thyroid which came back normal. Lately the pain has been getting worse. I have only heard of FM on tv commercials. These are my symptoms:

Body aches
Muscle spasms
IBS
Depression
Anxiety
Always tired
Can't sleep
My legs hurt as if I had been working out
Can't concentrate
Mood swings
I was DX with PCOS in 2004
Ankle pain
Bloating
Jaw Pain
Shoulder pain
Heartburn
Stomach Pain
Headaches...

Any advice?
I have an appt next Friday.
Do you get DX with blood work?
 

kmpisces

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It does sound like you could have Fibro. Of course, only a doctor can diagnose this. Your symptoms can be caused by a range of other conditions as well. Some doctors seem to come up with a diagnosis by ruling out other illnesses that can cause the same problems. If you do not feel your doctor is looking into your symptoms enough, I would try to get a second opinion.
 

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Hi,

I am new to this forum. I have a couple people in my family who were diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I am so sorry that you are feeling the way that you described. A lot of the symptoms you listed could be fibro or it could be another cause. Ever since my mother was diagnosed I tried to do a lot of research about fibromyalgia. I noticed that there was a long list of symptoms! I truly wish there was a lab test that doctors could do to diagnose fibromyalgia. Hopefully you are in a position to follow up with your doctor.


Thank you
Best Wishes!
 

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Thank you both. Just hope my Dr will take me seriously. I work in LE and don't know how I will continue feeling like this.
 

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I do hope your doctor is helpful and supportive. It makes such a different when a doctor is really receptive and when they work hard to get to the bottom of things. I would write out notes to take with you for any upcoming appointments as well.
 

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It could definitely be fibro, but you could also be suffering from something else. I'd not jump to conclusions if I were you tho, the only person who can diagnose you is a very well trained specialist. It took them a while to diagnose me, I had to search for several second opinions! Sadly fibro can't be diagnosed with a simple blood test...
 
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