- Jun 28, 2016
- DX FIBRO
Hello everyone. My physician's assistant recently encouraged me to join a fibromyalgia support group so here I am. Like many of you, it took a long time (a year for me) to get a firm diagnosis, which I received just last week. Even a year ago I suspected I had the syndrome but my P.A. dismissed it as I only had 2 out of the 18 possible tender points, so the following months were spent going in a lot of different directions with all testing coming back negative. Finally I was referred to a rheumatologist who confirmed last week that I did indeed have fibromyalgia (and he found 16 tender points, by the way). Even though the diagnosis isn't great news, I have to admit I'm very relieved as it's better to know what I'm dealing with rather than letting my imagination decide for me. I'm glad I found this forum and am looking forward to knowing you all better.