Posted 6/26/2019 12:27 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Cathy: I have never had a muscle biopsy, but if your doctor (or specialist) thinks it may help in some way, why not?
The same with seeing a therapist. I've never seen one, but if one can get relief that way, I'd say go for it.
I've had FMS for years now, and especially in the early years, I wondered if something else could be going on. Once I had numerous tests by a good neurologist, it eased my mind, though I never got a definite diagnosis. Yes, I have FMS, but he said there's something else going on--possibly something like cerebral palsy. Though I found that kind of scary, in another way it eased my mind. I finally had an answer. I should also add that this was a great neurologist, highly recommended by my family doctor. As Sherrine often says, make sure they are board-certified doctors (including rheumys and such).
I think we each have to find our own comfort zone as far as what to see the doctor for and further testing, etc.. I've pretty much reached the point where I know (basically) what's going on with my body---now what are the best ways to deal with the issues, one by one? It's a long process, but coming here to this forum helps me find new ways to cope with pain, try new meds, etc..
It can be very easy to start worrying about symptoms, and sometimes a trip to the doctor will ease your mind.
Don't know if this helps; just some thoughts. Best wishes!
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