Pnemonia, twice as fun with FM

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   Posted 8/19/2008 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I have spent the last couple days enjoying the Pnemonia, Fibro combo. The rib and chest pain has been phenominal!!
I seem to have had it for a while but I thought it was Fm until the fevers started. My DW has been concerned that I would not realize I am sick, ie heart problems, because of the fibro. This pnemonia thing kinda proved her right. It could have gotten really bad and all along I thought it was my Fibro......
 I know everyone else is in the same boat. It is something this 36 year old man is just starting to realize.

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   Posted 8/19/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you get better fast Jokat. Ouch, that has to smart coughing with the ribs.
I think we have to know our bodies even better than most people to be able to tell the difference. That's why I say every new symptom needs to be ran by our docs.
Take care of yourself.
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   Posted 8/19/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
JoKat, I'm sorry you are going through this.  Coughing is really horrible with fibro and I know you are coughing. Feel better!
When I started the chest pains and heart palpatations, I went to my doctor and he did an electrocardiogram, and echocardiogram, an ultrasound of my heart and had me wear a heart monitor for 24 hours.  My heart was just fine so I do know it is fibro.  If I get a more severe pain in my chest or pain suddenly running down my left arm or up into my neck....pain that I don't usually have...I'll be heading to the doctor again.  So, I would suggest that you get thoroughly checked out and then  you'll have a better idea as to when/if to see your doctor.  It will ease your wife's mind.
Hope you start feeling better soon!
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   Posted 8/20/2008 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Ouch, You poor baby.

Please get well soon.

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