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Can you get this in mild form?
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Sealib - May 3

I have had numerous medical problems, nothing major just one thing after the other. I was begining to think that the doc would think I'm hypochondriac but then while trying to find out why I keep getting stabbing pains in my ribs I happened upon this site. I have bouts of dizziness, my jaw locks regularly, I'm being tested for IBS type symptoms, I've got osteoarthritis in my feet, my sleep is always disturbed and despite a good diet & exercise regime I'm 13 stone! I wouldn't say any of my symptoms are chronic but I can tick all the symptom boxes to some degree. Are there degrees of fibro?

 

fibromite.u.k. - May 3

Yes, I am sure there are different degrees of this illness. You sound like I was many years ago. Some people don't get any worse and for your sake I hope you don't. I would mention what you think to your doctor. However, don't be surprised if they don't make much comment or say that it isn't fibro. This site is very helpful and friendly and it would be worth you reading through all the information. All best wishes to you.

 

January - May 4

Hi Sealib - I do think there are degrees of fibro. We all seem to be so different, I really suspect there are subcategories in this disease that are not yet understood - so we are all lumped together. Subcategories would explain why certain drugs work well for some of us, and do nothing for others, or even make them sick. I think fibro gets worse as you get older, especially if you aren't able to stay physically active. There are many different diseases that overlap with fibro too. Maybe one underlying thread that ties us together is we seem to be more sensitive to pain.

 

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