Posted 8/13/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)
Hi, Jenni! Well, I would first be checked for Lyme. You would need to see a Lyme literate doctor and have bloodwork sent to a special lab in California...Genex, I believe is the name. The Lyme forum will be able to help in that area.
Most of the symptoms you are having are also symptoms of fibromyalgia. You could have that problem. You do want to rule everything else out first though. You see, fibromyalgia symptoms are very similar to other illnesses and you want to get those ruled out. A tender point test is the way they determine if you have fibro...after ruling out other illnesses. You might want to go to the fibromyalgia forum and read the thread called Fibro 101. It's the second thread from the top of the page. It has links to good information about fibro, including a list of symptoms.
I know it's difficult trying to figure out what is going on. A rheumatologist is probably your best bet for a correct diagnosis...after Lyme has been ruled out. I wish you luck in finally getting a correct diagnosis.
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