You know, Debbie, fibromyalgia has many of the same symptoms as a lot of illnesses and your doctor should have ruled out those illnesses before he gave you the diagnosis. So don't freak out here.
In Fibro 101 there is a link called What Else Could It Be. There is a list of illnesses that need to be ruled out before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given. That's why we have to go through a myriad of tests and for many it has taken several years to be diagnosed. So, try to relax, Debbie. Here is a link from WebMD that explains this.
As I have said before, it is thought that 15-50% of Lyme patients are thought to really have fibromyalgia. So, this goes both ways. Here is a link that describes this very well.
This is the fibromyalgia forum...not the Lyme forum. For some reason, some people with Lyme disease think everyone has Lyme disease. This is very upsetting and frustrating to our members. Bcb, I emailed you back last July about posting on the fibro forum. I have not changed my mind. You need to be in the Lyme forum, which you don't seem to go to according to your profile, and be helping newbies over there. Thank you.
I'm locking this thread because this is the fibro forum. Thanks for understanding.
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