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   Posted 11/5/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to be a pest, but I need more advice.
I am trying so bad to find a dr who actually believes I have fibro and will treat it.
I went to a neurologist who ran a bunch of blood tests but prescribed nothing for pain.
I have a chance to see a rheumatologist on Monday because of a cancellation, do you think it's worth a try?
Also, do you get bummed out and moody with fibro?  Really tired?
I'm fed up.

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   Posted 11/5/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I would go and see that way if you do have it you can get started on meds

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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Your not being a pest at all. We are here to help each other 27/7. I have see many doctors, I couldn't even name them all. Tomorrow I will be seeing a Rheumy for the first time. I'm 99% sure that I have fibro but getting a diagnosis is VERY important. It's the only way you can get the help you need. Rheumys work with fybro and other pain problems. It sounds that this door is opening up for you at the right time.

I also get bummed out, moody, and tired.

Don't stop until you get your answers,


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   Posted 11/6/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
yes! Rheumys are usually the ones you see for Fibro.

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   Posted 11/7/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -7)   

I went to a rheumy for the first time today and he told me I have fibro. Big shocker there lol!

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   Posted 11/7/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I see my rheumatologist every two-three months. My primary care doc first prescribed an antidepressant to help control pain, then referred me to the rheumatologist who prescribed some gabapentin and muscle relaxers - they all help in combination with each other. Then my rheumatologist added Tramadol for pain and all four work great together. After more than six months (which is lightning-fast compared to some people on this forum) he diagnosed me formally with fibromyalgia. He ran the same blood tests repeatedly to look for consistency, pain elevators, any hidden illness, etc. One of my sisters has fibro and it took her 7 years to get a diagnosis. Don't get frustrated, just keep asking as many questions of us and the rheumatologist as you need!

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   Posted 11/7/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Bummed out & moody is a "light" way of describing me. Lol. Anyone in pain constantly does not act like themselves. When I'm having really really bad days, I'm learning to be quiet. Bc I'm just not as nice as I should be. I would go to the rheumy. Don't stop until you have answers. And I've only been here for a few days (n the forum) but it's already helped me tremendously with the loss that I feel.

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   Posted 11/7/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I would go Jazzmynn and hope this rheumy believes in fibro and treats it, especially if it is a long wait to get into see a rheumy in your area, but that is just my opinion. It still may take awhile to get a dx since all the other things it could be have to be ruled out but the neuro may have already done some of those test which the rheumy will need. I hope this doc is good and you get answers soon.
I get frustrated with fibro and no more than I can get done in a day it's like filling a leaky bucket with an eye dropper. I try not to get bummed out but the energy goes way before I'm ready for it to.
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