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   Posted 9/29/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all
Went to my rhummy appt.  This is what he said.  He did the pressure points test had all but 2.  Looked at all the symptoms list I took him and he said that because I am exhausted all the time along with the other symptoms and the trigger points he is 99.9% sure that it is Fibro.  He did take blood but he said he feels it will all be negative for lyme, lupus, etc. 
He was very nice and understanding...I am so glad of that.
He asked me to participate in a study that Eli Whitney (sp) is doing on fibro.  It will be a series of 4 phone consultations over a period of a year.  I told him yes I would do it.  Anything that will help people better understand this ya know?
He put me on Lyrica.  I am sposed to start it tonight and then in a week I think he said start taking it twice a day.  He also wants me to take cymbalta.  But does not want me to start it for 2 weeks in case there are side effects he will know which one it is causing it.
I am so happy to finally have a diagnosis.  I guess I am fortunate though because I have read here that others have waited a really long time to have dianoses.  I just feel better knowing what is wrong.  I also feel alot better about posting here now.  I felt like I didn't have a right because I was not yet diagnosed. idea
Now I guess I just need to figure out my limitations...what I can and can't do now.
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder-GERD-GAD-IBS-DDD-Arthritis-Controled HBP-Going to Doc in Sept to be evaluated for Fibro.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol

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   Posted 9/29/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, it sounds like you have a good doctor!  That's great news!  Hope the prescriptions help you.  I'm glad he's waiting to start the Cymbalta.  I'm glad you found him.
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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
You are so lucky to of found a doc first off, it took me two times with me leaving in tears, happy to say Ive got a doc who humours me now and a good specialist.  Glad to hear some positive news and see someone happy or releived.  sue2z :-) :-)
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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
You have already won the first round by finding a good doc. Is this a study on the meds or what??? I hope they work for you. Keep us posted.
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   Posted 9/30/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Meg-

What a relief to get a diagnosis! And don't ever feel like you should not be here. Like so many, it can take weeks, months, years to get diagnosed.

Your headed in the right direction- and I hope the meds help you. I'm just learning too how to pace myself, and what works and doesn't work for me.

Let us know how your doing. :-) GamJill

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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
From what i can gather it is about Fibromyalgia itself and the meds.  I will let everyone know more when I get the first phone call in about a week or so.
I have a question tho...I started the Lyrica last night.  I think I am  in love LOL  I got the best nights sleep I have had in over a year and I felt so good today!!  Question is...can it work that quick?  I have read that it takes a couple weeks to feel the full effects but I am telling ya...The first pill worked for me.  If  it takes 2 weeks to feel the full effects, I can't wait LOL.
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder-GERD-GAD-IBS-DDD-Arthritis-Controled HBP-Going to Doc in Sept to be evaluated for Fibro.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol

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