Yes, Fibromyalgia is constantly competing I'll say with other diseases and/or disabilities and /or illnesses. You should get some blood work done from your dr. The ones I had done were Vitamine D, Arthritis, Thyriod, and Inflmation. I see a Rhuematalogist next month. Thank God to because I'm tired of getting stabbed in the shoulders and feet and legs and chest and anywhere else it pleases.(rolls eyes). Yes I have Tendonitis in my hands and wrists as well. True your doc. might not know about Fibro. like mine. (rolls eyes again)
But do please get some of the blood work done and ask for a referral to a Rhuemy. Be persistant.
Also you might ask your doc. for a sleep study to make sure you done have any Sleep Apnea like me. I just found out shortly after my surgery in Feb. 2009.... That rules out alot of stuff even though it's a little annoying to try and go to sleep in a strange place in a strange bed and with wires sticking to you....lol
Hara - Fibromyalgia, MD, Anxiety, Diabetis, Sleep Apnea
Hi and Welcome Just Be!!!
You've come to the right place to learn more and ask questions about Fibro. Be sure to check out Fibro 101, as Sherrine suggested. I've learned alot from that thread.
I wouldn't wish Fibro on my worst enemy (hopefully I don't have any enemies ). Its a horrible syndrome filled with pain, exhaustion and confusion. But for all of the bad things that come with it there are good things, too. Fibro has taught me to slow down and appreciate the "little" things in life.
The folks here are very willing to help and really really care about eachother. We are a family that shares a lot in common.
I'm sorry you're not feeling well and I hope when you get your insurance you'll get to a doctor as soon as you can to rule out any other nasty diseases.
Again, welcome and keep posting.