Hi, Mary, and welcome! I'm glad you found us and joined in. I think you will like it here.
I had a lot of blood work to rule out other illnesses. I couldn't tell you all the names of the tests but they wanted to rule out other illnesses that have the same symptoms. Check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro there and there is a link called What Else Could It Be. These are the things they wanted to rule out before giving me the diagnosis. I just mentioned on another thread that I didn't have a tender point test at the time but they might not have done that back when I was diagnosed. Fibromyalgia was called fibrositis then. But, the tender point test is quite accurate, once they've ruled out the other illnesses.
I'm happy that you joined our family. We do have wonderful members that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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