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Change in symptoms
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tnichel - May 30

I had been responding pretty well to my meds up until the last 3 weeks. The severe fatigue is back but with new symptoms. My ribs hurt including the area between the breast. Taking deep breathes causes pain. I have stabbing pains between the lower rib and hips bones on both sides but moreso on the left and abdominal pains. I also have slight naseau all the time which could be from the lyrica. I'm not sure whether to go to my primary physician or my rheumy. Just wondering if anyone out there has similar symptoms and what you do for it. BTW, I have fibro, lupus, & sjogrens and am on meds for all three.


allaboutpizazz - May 31

I would suggest going to your primary, and if you're having breathing problems, you need to go immediately. If it is fibro related, your primary can tell you to see your rheumy, but these symptoms are really severe and could be life threatening, so you need to check into it immediately.

I have similar symptoms a lot of the times, but I've always had a lot of stomach problems- have you ever had your stomach checked out? In addition to the IBS that's now being looked at as a possible fibro symptom, I have multiple ulcers, GERD, gastritis, and a large hiatal hernia that sometimes interferes with my breathing.

Definitely get it checked out ASAP- good luck!


tnichel - May 31

Thanks for your response. I've had stomach problems since having my gall bladder removed about 7 years ago. The ibs had been manageable up until recently. I guess I'll call my primary doc to get an appt. Since I never get colds and common illnesses like that I rarely go to see a primary physician. My rheumy ordered a lung x-ray but I didn't see it as being urgent seeming as I don't see him again for another 6 months. Wishful thinking on my part. I guess I slipped into a spell of thinking I was normal again. :(


allaboutpizazz - May 31

That's not to say that you aren't getting better- it might be fibro related and you might just need to switch up meds again- but you do need to talk to your doctor about it.

I'm not even diagnosed with fibromyalgia yet because I'm waiting on my own doctor's appt. so I'm probably not the best to give advice here, but if you're having trouble breathing and a lot of chest pain, it just seems worthy of a trip to the doctor.



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