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king1234
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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it possible to have fibro without the tender points?
 
See my signature line, drs are stumped-all tests are coming back clear :(
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
New as of Oct- DX with mild to moderate c spine stenosis and compression on spinal cord .
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, King, and welcome.  The tender point test is usually used to give the diagnosis after everything else has been ruled out.  But, are you taking any pain medication or anti inflammatory medications right now?  The reason I ask is that I have had fibro for 21 years and am on Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and malic acid/magnesium supplements.  My internist did the tender point test again on me a few months ago.  I had a little tenderness but not the pain I should be feeling.  But, I was taking those medications before he did the test.  He thought nothing about it probably because I was on the meds.  That may answer it for you.
 
Have you checked out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum?  There is a lot of good info in there that may help you see if you fit with fibro.  Read back posts and ask questions.  That's what we are here for.  I hope you do get some answers soon.  I know it's miserable when you don't know what is happening to you or why.  People are so relieved when they get a diagnosis.  Let us know what happens.  We do care.
 
Sherrine
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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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


king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 11/5/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, no I am not on any meds right now, just mag to try and stop the muscle twitches. All of these pains etc just came on one day. My drs have no clue what it is as all my tests are golden. I am getting quite scared!
I was given cymbalta to see if that helps matters, I will prob try it on Monday.
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
New as of Oct- DX with mild to moderate c spine stenosis and compression on spinal cord .
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


getting by
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   Posted 11/5/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Cymbalta is suppose to be a good medication for fibromyalgia, I hope that it works for you.

Hugs, Karen
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/5/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
They will get to the bottom of it.  You could have fibro.  There doesn't seem to be any set rule with it.
 
I remember, when I was a little girl, my very active mother awakening one morning and was in so much pain she was bedridden!  She had been fine the night before!  The doctors finally told her she had a massive attack of rheumatoid arthritis.  She was bedridden for weeks but then gradually got better over many months.  I remember when she was able to do the dishes that she would have to press the dish cloth against the sink because she couldn't wring it out.  But, she eventually totally healed from it and never had another problem with it again.  I'm telling you this because strange things can happen to us.  Just keep searching and you will get some answers.  Who knows?  You may be one of the first to be diagnosed with fibro without having tender points.
 
Sherrine 
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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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


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 11/5/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
King- I hope you begin to find some answers for your multi-symptom situation. I am on cymbalta, in fact I am most likely going to increase it next week at my doc appt. I have found it to be an enormous help with pain. When I had to be off of it due to insurance issues, I could really tell a huge difference being off of cymbalta and on prozac during those 6 weeks. I hope you give it try and it works for you to greatly reduce your pain.
 


king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 11/5/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your response> I was given a sample of 30 mg for a wk then a presc for 60. 60 seems high??

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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
New as of Oct- DX with mild to moderate c spine stenosis and compression on spinal cord .
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


Marlee2
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 11/6/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
King, it took quite awhile for my tender points and soreness to develope so maybe your not to that point yet. I hope you find the answers.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin


Sera Smiles
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 671
   Posted 11/6/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently on 60mg and will increase next week. It has done alot of good for pain, but my doc and I feel that an increase will do more.
 

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