When do you even know when to go to the Dr.'s anymore?

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   Posted 4/20/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems that since I've been diagnosed with FM everytime I go to the doctors office, which really isn't all that much, they tell me it's the FM.  How are we supposed to know that there something wrong when there are so darn many symptoms to this disease?  Really....everything falls into the catagory of FM.  I have my Neuro appt tomorrow and can pretty much predict the outcome.  He'll tell me it's relate to the FM.  I swear I'm at the point that I just don't think I'll ever go back to any of them.  It's so frustrating it makes me want to cry.  I feel alone, helpless and at my wits end.  My husband is great but he really doesn't understand any of this.  I keep sending him stuff to read and I know he feels bad but I don't want sympathy.  I want answers.  I don't ever want to hear again, "We don't know why this happens with FM, or IC or IBS".  Now I'm hearing we don't know why you're having seizure so I know my diagnoses will be chalked up to FM.  Is there ANYTHING that is not on this list of symptoms?  I'm sorry to be so negative but I'm just really fed up right now.  It shouldn't hurt to walk at 52 yrs old.

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   Posted 4/20/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't really have any advice - just wanted to let you know I'm in the same boat. I'm having a lot of issues right now, and it's hard to decide what is fibro and what is not. I don't want to have a bunch of expensive, invasive tests all of the time; yet, I don't want to ignore (or have dismissed) a serious issue.

Pain is usually a sign that something is wrong and needs to be addressed. With us, it loses that function. So hard to tell.....
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen

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   Posted 4/20/2010 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy can I identify with this. The last time I went to my GP for a sinus infection he prescribed an antibiotic which was totally
useless as I couldn't use it with herbals. He knew I use mainly herbals for everything and the label distinctly said NO HERBALS.
More money down the drain. A couple of months later when I said something when I was making a payment on my outrageous
bill ($120+ an office visit) I was told why didn't I come back and get something different????? Well, DUH! I couldn't afford it! shakehead
Now I've got to go in and get sliced up again but at least I Know what is going on with the lypoma tumors this time, what else is
wrong with the knee, I don't know. I can't get the swelling in the back of it to stay down.

getting by
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   Posted 4/20/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Fibro seems to cover a massive area and then there is a lot of gray area in between. I only go to the doctor once every three months. But I have my fibromyalgia under control, well not under control, if that were the case, I wouldn't hurt at all. But I seem to be able to keep my pain level down to a 3 or a 4. I can live with that. I think somebody was right when they said "if it hurts, it probably is fibro". I figure my pain, muscle stiffness and fog is fibro, the rest I will figure out somehow.

I hope that you all are having a good day.

Hugs, Karen
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