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New here please help I think I have Fibro!
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SnowBear72 - November 2

Hi. I'm new here and I think I have Fibro. I have severe Anxiety and Panic attacks disorder the symptoms are very similar to fibro

For Anxiety and Panic attacks here are my symptoms

Chest pain
back pain
muscle pain
trouble sleeping
Arm pain
Heavy Breathing

these are just some of them. on this page I have most of them except not talking basically.


about 2 months ago I could not sleep I was sleeping like 2 to 4 house during the day. Finally I started sleeping better about 3 weeks ago. I would wake up with extreme muscle pain my back, arms, stomach, legs, headache neck, Now this has happened before I would wake up in an anxiety attack other people with anxiety have told me they wake up with muscle pain! I Have gone on the fibro diet before and felt better I'm on it again cut out all the sugar but I'm still in pain here are the fibro symptoms I have!

Widespread Pain
Morning Stiffness
Chronic Headaches
Chest Symptoms
Muscle Twitches
and Weakness
The Menstrual Cycle
Urinary and Pelvic Problems {had a slight urine intract infection month ago}
Troubles Breathing?
Weight Gain

I also have all of the tender points! I went to the doctor a few months ago I told her I thought I had fibro. And she blamed it on my weight because I'm overweight. And told me there was no test for fibro. Now I'm asking the people that have Fibro do you think I have it? I can't seem to find any doctors here that could test me.


Fantod - November 2

Hello SnowBear72 - Based on your description of symptoms, you may have fibromyalgia. There are a lot of other things that mimic this syndrome such as thyroid and others. You need to see a rheumotologist for a firm diagnosis. Go to the National Fibromyalgia Association website and ask them for a couple of referrals to fibro-friendly doctors in your area. Your doctor should be ashamed of themselves for dismissing your helath concerns as weight-related. It may or may not be and they have a duty to you to be sure rather than dismissive. If I were you, I would get another primary care doctor too. There are still plenty of doctors out there who do not believe that fibromyalgia exists. You can ask the rheumy you see for a recommendation.
Take care and let us know how you are doing.


SnowBear72 - November 2

Thanks for your reply! I'm going to register with NFAW. And see If I can find a doctor in my area! I know that was really terrible that the doctor dismised my health concerns as weight related! I read some posts that some people had mono I had this in HS does this trigger fibro? I also read that fibro is like lyme diseaseI was bitten a few times by ticks but never got the rash!


Fantod - November 3

There is no absolute answer as to what triggers FMS. It is usually a chain of events. In my own case, I have had TMD (used to be called TMJ) for years, then I developed advanced osteoarthitis. That was followed by a disc failing in my back. The disc was the last straw for my nervous system. There is a genetic component to FMS. I think mine comes from the paternal side as my Dad has many of the syndromes associated with FMS such as Raynauds and restless legs. It does run in families. I don't think mono or Lyme disease has anything to do with FMS. But, that's just my opinion. I think if the medical community had a better grasp of how FMS gets started none of us would be here now. Take some time to read all of the information available on the left hand side of this page. Knowledge is power. Take care.


trans - November 4

I would find a new doc, that one does not get it. You have to be an advocate for yourself to find out everything about this syndrome and fight it with all that you have. A rheumatologist is the person who officially diagnosed my fibro. I have had it more than 36 years, doctoring for everything from migraines to IBS and here it all turned out to be this one thing. God Bless


jacobea - November 4

When i first went to the doctor, they too dismissed my symptoms as the result of me being overweight (in actual fact i am the heavier end of healthy for my height, not overweight as another doctor proved). It took another year and half for me to see the rhuematologist, and they gave me a definate diagnosis. It's best to go see one-they'll be able prove if you have fibro or not, and if you do, they'll help.


hellou - November 4

Hi there. You are presenting lots of symptoms of fibro. We all understand where you are coming from and can relate to your frustration. It took me 4 years to get my diagnosis and I kind of knew all along that I had it because I read up on it myself. I think that the best thing you can do is keep trying to get the answers by trying different doctors. I saw every single one in my surgery many times until I found one that was actually prepared to test for lots of other similar illnesses to rule them out and diagnose. fibro. In the meantime keep posting on here and gain support and advice from it. Most of us have to rely on self help unfortunately but at least we can chat on here and be safe in the knowledge that we all understand each other . Anyone that does not suffer this rotten illness cannot ever understand how we are feeling so we have to help eachother.



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