People with fibro have the numbness and tingling...especially in the hands. Nearly everyone had back, shoulder, and neck pain. I read somewhere that the pressure points aren't always accurate, either. Since I take ibuprofen and Tylenol, the test definitely isn't accurate for me because these have helped keep fibro under control for me. That and malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 supplements. Many with fibro seem to be deficient in these. I live in Florida and never dreamt that I'd be deficient in D!
As far as the testing goes, perhaps there was a mistake made with the EBV test. Anything is possible. But, it does sound like they are ruling out other illnesses. Also, people with fibro are all different. We all have different symptoms and different intensities of the pain. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. You just keep trying things to see what works for you. There is no real pattern to fibro...except we usually hurt more if the barometric pressure changes. Have you noticed that at all? Cold weather causes us more pain and humidity causes many to have more pain. We do love heat! LOL
If you have fibro, it is really important to keep moving. If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board and the pain will be worse. There are some gentle stretching exercises on Fibro 101 that really do help. Also, find a gentle exercise that you can do. For me it's walking and swimming. When I started out walking, I could barely go four houses down. Now I walk a mile with my dog before breakfast. I feel soooo much better. So keep moving.
Well, I need to leave. I'm heading for my monthly gentle massage. Those really help me too. Keep asking questions and we will help you as much as possible.
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