- Nov 30, 2020
- DX FIBRO
I gradually started feeling burning sensations in my fingers in July. I've been feeling pain in my left pinky joint as well. My calves started to feel quite heavy too. X-rays were done on my hands but didn't show any arthritis. Bone density was done and I was told there's osteopenia. Vascular ultrasound was done but everything was negative. At first, a carpal tunnel was suspected but the nerve study indicated nothing. By early Sept, I started feeling an electric current going through my legs and feet. I was given pregabalin 50mg to take. I had to increase pregabalin to 75mg twice a day as the burning sensation was unbearable at times. Started to have side effects (depression, constipation). Brain MRI and upper spine MRI were done in mid-Oct. No markings in the brain MRI. Mild dorsal disc with indenting (?). My doctor ordered a lower spine MRI scheduled for Dec. In late Nov., the neurologist over the phone tells me he suspects it's fibromyalgia. My follow up appointment is in Feb with the neurologist. I am quite confused as I do not know if I really fit the diagnosis. People have asked if the doctor has checked for the tender points around my body. I don't know how that's possible when except for the nerve study and follow up appointment, the diagnosis was done over the phone for the MRI results. I am not sure where to go from here and whom I really have to be seen to find out if I really have fibromyalgia. I don't have the aches and pains that many patients have been describing. I have had neck pain for the last 3 years and I've struggled with IBS for some time now. This burning sensation on my fingers and the electric current wave-like sensations going through my legs and feet are something very new. I am doing yoga, aerobics and walking daily as instructed but I really like to know whether I have fibromyalgia. Is it the rheumatologist who specializes in fibromyalgia I need to see? Kindly advise. Feeling quite frustrated and anxious. Thank you.