I may have my diagnosis (sigh of relief!!)

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BumBum81
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   Posted 9/29/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
So I had my first rheumatologist appointment today. I showed him all the tests I'd already been through, all the doctor's I've already seen and showed my list of symptoms. He did the pressure point test and found 8-9 trigger points and said..."I believe you are suffering from fibromyalgia." He will be waiting for my results of the nerve study I have coming up and the result of the MRI I had yesterday of my knee and if they all come back normal as well as all the dang blood they took from me today, I will have my diagnosis and he would like to start me on Lyrica. The weight that has been lifted from my shoulders today is just... I'm just so happy to maybe have an answer. So is there anything else I should do or ask for? I saw in another thread someone had asked their doctor about having blood work done to test for vitamin or mineral problems. I'll also be scheduling an appointment for a gastroenterologist today to finally get help for all my tummy trouble.

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/29/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you have fibro, BumBum, but it is good to have a diagnosis.
 
I had my doctor check for Vitamin D and Vitamin B 12.  We are sometimes deficient in these vitamins and maybe more that I'm not aware of. 
 
Sherrine
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BumBum81
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   Posted 9/29/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds so terrible to be happy to be diagnosed with something, but man, I've been going to doctor to doctor and having test after test done for the past 3 months now, I'm just so glad that it's almost over. A few more tests and a few more doc's left...

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/29/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
We totally understand that feeling!
 
Sherrine
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


carolynvb
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   Posted 9/29/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Did anyone find they had a vitamin C defficiency? I eat well and still when I am ill my vitamin C drops to nothing....

Marlee2
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   Posted 9/29/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
With all the test you have had BumBum you know your a healthy fibromite. It is a bittersweet dx. It's good to know your enemy but it would be nice if the enemy was weaker than you and could be knocked on it's butt easier.
 
He may already be testing for vitamin defficiencies in the blood work.
 
Could your tummy problems be due to fibro???
 
luv and hugs
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