Hi momoffour10, welcome to our forum. I'm so sorry you are hurting! Getting a diagnosis
does take some time. One of the first steps is getting bloodwork done to see if you have
any of the connective tissue diseases. Fibro and CTD's have some simular symptoms.
You have said your bloodwork came back fine.
Pain and fatigue are the most common symptoms of fibro. The pain is widespread and it
affects the upper ,lower and all four quadrants of the body. There are 18 differant places
on the body that are checked. These are called tenderpoints or trigger points and they are
checked for tenderness. Checkout fibro 101, second thread, pg 1 there is a section called
What else could it be? A doctor has to take his time to rule out possibilities, taking all your
symptoms into consideration and it does take time. Good luck to you!
Glad you have joined us, Keep posting!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements