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Spicey
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   Posted 3/15/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I began having severe morning back pain that moved around to my chest,shoulders and back of my head when this really got my attention. It was strange,but I was having sensitivitiy to light especially bad in the early morn.when I woke up under rehab. lighting.My eyes were tiny slits!! They also told me there that i had a bladder infection,but the only symptom I had was a returning low grade fever. Oh... and I can't forget the diarrhea I had for a week !

FMS@23?
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   Posted 3/16/2009 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey spicey. I read your thread and I can relate with your symptoms. I too have had all the symptoms that you are having besides the diarhea. My question to you is have you ever been bitten by a tick or do you live in an area that is known to have ticks (i.e. wooded area w deer or other animals known to carry them). Or have you even traveled to a similar area recently? Also have you had very bad headaches that lasted for days or months? I am not a doctor and don't mean to scare you or anything, but I would suggest having some bloodwork done to help rule out lymes disease even though the results for lymes are not that accurate but it may help. I was bit by a tick 8 years ago and my doctors are convinced I  might have fibromyalgea but I am almost positive it is Lymes. In fact, I believe Lymes causes most fibromyalgea especially to those who are not elderly and not correctly diagnosed. I don't mean to scare you or try to persuade you that you have Lymes (because you probably dont, but who knows), however if you did and you were able to catch it early you would be in so much less pain!!! Take it from a 23 year old male who has fibro/lymes symptoms and feels like a 90 year old man! Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you get some answers.

 

FMS@23???


pattipanda
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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome Spicey and you too FMS23
 
I agree with FMS23, get a Lyme Disease test.. your symptoms remind me of when I was sick with Lyme.  The sooner the better if its Lyme, so they can get you on antibiotics. 
 
Good luck and let us know how you're doing.
 
Take care,
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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Spicey
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   Posted 3/20/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi FMS and pattipanda,thank you for your responses ! I was tested three years ago-negative. Could my symptoms be FM ? I was in Physical therapy last summer when they told me my pain was from myofascial pain syndrome. I asked the therapist what was causing that? I never got an answer... cry

pattipanda
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   Posted 3/21/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   

You probably didn't get an answer because the PT isn't a doctor and they have to be careful about what they say.  She/He should have told you to go to the doctor to be tested.  Even the doctors don't know why we get this, they just have theories right now.  I'd still get some more Lyme tests, the test 3 yrs ago aren't applical to today.  You can get Lyme anytime of year.  My last bout with it came from a tick bite in February (I lived in NJ at the time.. so it was snowy and cold)

Take care,


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


Sherrine
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   Posted 3/21/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Spicey, and welcome!  The symptoms you described are symptoms of fibromyalgia...but they can also be symptoms of other illnesses, including Lyme, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.  I have had fibromyalgia for 22 years and do not have Lyme disease or any of the other illnesses.

Many members see a rheumatologist for their diagnosis and treatment.  I see a board certified Internist.  The most important thing is that they believe in fibromyalgia!  There are still doctors out there that don't.  Ask if they treat patients with fibromyalgia before  you make your appointment. A good doctor will run many tests to rule out these other illnesses before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given. 

We have all been where you are now.  I know it can be frightening but you will get some questions answered when you see your doctor.  Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good information about fibromyalgia in there, including sysmptoms and a link called What Else Could It Be.

I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  Our members are wonderful and love to help one another.  The bonus is that we really do care about one another, too.  So, read the Fibro 101 thread, back posts, and ask questions.  We are here to help you.

Sherrine   


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Spicey
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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome ! I appreciate the very helpful responses.

Ginny
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   Posted 3/21/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Spicey,
 
Your symptoms can also fit with Lupus. Fevers, diarrhea, bladder infections, etc. All we can do is give ideas, suggestions, etc and recommend you see your doctor who can then refer you to the correct specialists.
 
Keep us posted, okay?
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
 
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