Finally a diagnosis

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   Posted 9/17/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to the Rhuemy yesterday and he did diagnosis my with fibromyalgia. I don't know whether thats good because if finally have a diagnosis or bad because I do have fibro. I don't have all the trigger points but I have enough I guess and alot of the symptoms. Even though I had a reaction to lyrica he is trying me on it again. At night first slowly then up the dose gradually. I already take soma's from my pc doc and loratab's. I take them as needed but I don't know how long they will keep giving me those with me being treated by a rhuemy. I had my gall bladder and appendix taken out a week ago and feel like crap right now. I even went to ER because of vomiting and got dehydrated. The last time I went to the rhuemy I got all flustered and didnt tell him all my symtoms to this time I wrote them down and toke them with me and he asked if he could keep the list with him. One question I he didnt answer is why I get numbness and pins and needles in my hands and feet and toes and fingers. Another question was why i get a vision trial sometimes. It will be another month before I go back so I guess I will have to wait. One question I have for you guys is how do I go back and change some of my info??? I forget how to do it. I keep looking but cant find where to go to change personal info. Well thanks for listening and for the support here!
unoffically fibromyalgia, osteoprosis, allergies, chronic depression, PTSD, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, psycosis ,  IBS, bone spurs,hypothyroidism
Provigil, zyrtec, klonipin 1mg 4 1/2 a day, seroquel, geodon, soma, lortab, remeron, zorcor, lidoderm patches, hyoscyamine, topomax, phenergran as needed, actonel 

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   Posted 9/17/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Poco.  I'm sorry  you have fibro but now you can move forward and work on finding things that work for you.  I think it's harder not knowing what you have.  It could have been a lot worse!
To change personal information, click on your name at the left of your post and that will take  you into your profile.  Close to the top you will see the words "Control Panel".  Click on that and you can change anything you want.  Hope this helps you.
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/17/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Poco, I'm sorry that you do have fibro, but I am happy that you got a dx! I think it will be so much easier moving on from there. I'm still waiting just to get a call from the rheumy, never mind an actual appointment! If you even get an answer about your numbness, please share. I get this as well. The strangest is my hands... they always get numb when I have them down at my sides, then it intensifies when I close my eyes. I told my doc about it, but left out the closing my eyes bit, I figured he'd think I was crazy! lol. I hope you do better on the Lyrica this time.
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds (which don't work).  Started at 5mg of amitriptyline.
Waiting for referral to rheumy to get a dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....

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