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Getting a proper diagnosis
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Gail - February 12

I have been going to family doctor a long time and he has not been able to help me.. I have NOT been diagnosed with fibromyalgia as of yet but see some similairities in the symptoms..I suffer from debilitating migriane headaches...hands and feet go numb.. unexplained pain in different parts of my body...frightening short term memory lapse.. a general feeling of fatigue and achyness.and have had many different test run with all negative results.. My life has come to a screeching halt. Where do I turn?? I am lost as to what to do.


Maggie - January 9

Ask to see a Consultant at a Rheumatlogy clinic, it maybe inside your local hospistal.
Just say to your Doctor what your suspicions are and you would like to eliminate fibromyalgia as a possible factor.


maggie - January 9

Sorry about the silly spelling mistakes above, I am actually in pain myself at this moment.


intheknow - February 12

Did you know your insurance company dictates the tests you get and the answers your doctor dismisses as Fibromyalgia? I've been going through this crap now for over 7 years, and continue to worsen. Lung disease, thyroid disease, nodules, fevers, liver and kidney disease, and the list goes on... The fact that doctors don't even examine or even touch me anymore and keep dismissing my problems as "fibromyalgia" made me realize that there is a conspiracy going on. Go do an internet search on "Fibromyala dismissive" and read up on the controversy. Here's what I've had to do in order to have a physician finally admit that fibromyalgia is merely passive to satisfy the patient and keep the insurance company from paying to allow a correct diagnosis and treat you effetively. You really need to research your symptoms thoroughly. Print off the facts you find, ask for specific testing and most important of all...BRING A WITNESS TO YOUR DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS. You must drill your doctor with your witness present why they don't test for other possibilities based on the facts. Be sure and request copies of your tests so you have the information you need to keep researching the possibilities.'re in for a rough future, and paying for the insurance company's profitability through your suffering. Best of luck!



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