Let's hope you don't have Lou Gehrig's (ALS)!!!! That is a fatal disease!!! It seems extremely improbable that you would have all three diseases. MS and ALS are very similar. ALS is just much much more progressive. Abilities are lost at an extremely rapid rate. MS is also progressive but at a much slower pace. MS is not considered fatal. Fibromyalgia is neither progressive not is it fatal. It is marked by chronic pain.
If it were me, I'd focus on the fibromyalgia diagnosis. Be aggressive about
doing what you can about
getting treatment for that. If while treating your Fibro, you experience no relief, or you experience a progression of symptoms then you will want to return to your doctor. We have a wonderful Fibro board here. Do post and introduce yourself. They are a terrific bunch.
If you are still worried about
MS, ask for a brain MRI. That can be a helpful test. There is no difinitive test for MS.
What symptoms made your doctor say maybe MS or ALS?
Diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
Post Edited (Gretchen1) : 8/20/2014 5:56:45 PM (GMT-6)