I Can't see a doctor right now in my life

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superweird
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   Posted 7/14/2010 12:45 AM (GMT -7)   
So Since i was 12 i can remember having pains in joint .. my mom just told me that it was growing pains.. well when i was 15 i started having the most horrible pains in one of my hips.. Still hurts some in waves.. the same year my shoulder and neck started hurting all the time i went to a doctor who told me that i had Arthritis take Ibeprofin ... i have lots of jaw pains and stiffing fingers and tingling ... also my knees are crap... I was told in school that i had add and or adhd ..Are these some of the same problems some of you have had? I Don't know if i have Fibromyalgia but i need some help im 25 now does exercise help or anything other then ibprofen ... my mom has all the same pains i do and so did her mom... she Drinks to fix her pain thats not quite what im looking for Thanks for listening

superweird
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   Posted 7/14/2010 12:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't wont drugs if at all possible though some days i would probely say yes to a little extra peace

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/14/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi superwierd, just wanted to say hi and welcome to our family. I am not a dr. so I cant give you a diagnosis of fibro, however it does sound like alot of the symptoms of fibro. You might want to read fibro 101 at the top of the board. It has some great tips for managing fibro.

If at all possible it might be a good idea to see a rheumatologist to find out if it is fibro. I admire your courage in not wanting to drink away the pain. I also understand you being wary of drugs but there is a difference in taking them for pain and being addicted. I think the key here is to only use them if you absolutely need them.

Some of the rest of the family will be here soon to give you more advice and hopefully they will have some good suggestions as far as pain management without the drugs.

Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)


crazykitty
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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm sorry for your pain and wish you could see a
doctor so that you could be evaluated and helped. Seeing a doc is really the first step
in getting treated. Fibromyalgia has simular symptoms to other disorders and it would
be in your best interest to seek medical advice. If you do not have insurance is there
a free clinic in your area or perhaps calling Social Services and they could give you
some info about seeing a doctor. Sending you gentle hugs. Please keep us posted.
We do care!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/14/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, and welcome!  You do sound like you could have fibro but you do need a firm diagnosis.  You should have tests run to rule out other illnesses that have the same symptoms.
 
I don't like to take drugs either so I've been using ibuprofen (600 mg) and extra strength Tylenol.  I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 supplements.  These help with pain and fatigue.
 
You do need to keep moving, too.  You should pick a gentle exercise to do daily.  I walk and swim as my exercise.  I also do daily stretching exercises, too.  I'm far better if I keep moving and not sitting too long.
 
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to info about fibromyalgia.  There are links about the supplements I mentioned and they will tell you how they work in the body.  Also, there is a link called What Else Could It Be? 
 
I'm so glad  you found us and joined the family.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
 
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


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/14/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
There is things like heat, ice, physical therapy, vitamins that can helpt oo hon.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis, Anxiety
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prednisone, Cingulair, Albuterol, Pro-Air, Morphine, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops, Percocet, Immuran, Alvesco, Allerga, Gabapentin, Visteral  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl Undergoing Chemotherapy Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) For MRIs and Anxiety, Surpressed Immune Sytem


superweird
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   Posted 7/15/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank so mush i will try a few thing to keep me as well as possible tell i can get to a doctor my husband insurance should kick in here in a month or 2...
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