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Banana Bread
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   Posted 11/10/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my first appointment with my rheumatologist today and he confirmed that it is fibro.  He recommended night weaning my DS so I could get a better night's sleep.  I thought I would feel better having a diagnosis, but I don't.  No meds for now- we'll wait until the baby's weaned.

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   Posted 11/10/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Im sorry you have fibro and I hope you can be put on meds soon.
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spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

Banana Bread
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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I forgot, I had a question for you all.  He mentioned that I should continue to see my regular doctor to run the gamut of tests once a year because most likely something will come up- lupus, Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.  Has this been the case for most of you?

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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Gee, Banana, what wonderful thoughts!  skull    I have had fibro and I do have Crohn's and some arthritis.  I have had the Crohn's all of my life.  I'm 61 years old and I do expect some arthritis at this stage anyway.  But, I have never heard that statement before. 
Most all of my health problems are auto-immune and inflammatory conditions.  That's why I'm betting that they will find that true of fibro, too.  We should always head to the doctor if we are having different problems and then let our doctor decide whether or not to run the blood work.  I know I don't expect to have lupus or MS or other problems.  I never expected to have the problems I do have.  But, I sure know that I will NOT be looking for problems!
I've had fibromyalgia for 21 years and I did develop diabetes and my hearing loss after that.  I don't think they are related in the least..unless fibro is really an inflammatory problem.  So, see your regular doctor regularly.  That's just using your head.  And enjoy your life.  We have enough problems without adding more to worry about
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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

Banana Bread
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   Posted 11/10/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL, sorry!  Way to look ahead at a bright future, eh?  smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there- I have to say, based only on my experiences, that an annual ANA and sed rate test, along with the entire gamut of CBC is a good idea. After several severly high ANA tests, I was doing that every six months until I had 4 straight negative ANA screens. I agree with Sherrine in her opinion that eventually research will find that FM is an auto-immune disorder. If you haven't read about auto-immune issues, do some studying so that if/when you have that annual blood work done, you are informed and know what each of the screening tests mean- what they are looking for, what kind of antibodies are left behind IF an ANA is positive. The things I am mentioning here were things that I had to learn by myself. I have never, ever had a doc sit down with me and explain all the myriad of results, I had to do the work alone. But the good news is that very little about test results scares me, because in many cases I know enough to ask the right questions, to get better answers, than the doc just saying, "yea, they're alright, don't worry". That kind of response does absolutely nothing for me. Give some thought to at least have the bloodwork done this year, get a copy of the results- ALL of the results- and begin researching. I do have to say that the doc who tells you that most likely "something" will come up needs to work on his interpersonal skills!! LOL my goodness! You will be happier and have greater mental health if you know as much as possible about the tests, what they look for and what the results mean. Good luck!

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