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Not sensitive to touch, could I still have it?
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Jamie - June 25

I have an appointment with a Rheumatologist next month. I have had neck, should, and leg pain for as long as I can remember, and I am only 26 years old. I have many other symptoms of Fibromyalgia as well. I am not senstive to slight touches. My body aches terribly, but it does not hurt if somebody touches me. Does that mean that I do not have fibromyalgia? I have been to so many orthopedics and nobody can figure it out.


Anne R. - June 22

My rheumatologist told me that the 11 tender points they use to diagnose Fibro is just a diagnostic tool and if you don't have all 11 it doesn't necessarily mean you don't have Fibro. Does that make sense?

If you have other symptoms of Fibro and your doctor rules out other diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases), then you likely have Fibro. It sometimes takes a while to rule everything else out, so try not to go crazy waiting for the diagnosis.


JJ - June 22

I am told I have Fibromyalgia and have only just recently had one tenderpoint that was senstive to touch during the 5 or so years I have been diagnosed. I think this is what makes Fibromyalgia so difficult for people to understand, since the symptoms can be so variable between sufferers and the types of symptoms seem totally unrelated to each other.


Diane - June 25

A year ago I was diagnosed with RA and I had terrible deep pain but did notfeel tender to the touch. I went through nearly a year of Remicade infusions for RA and kept getting worse. Last week I saw another specialist and he said I have no symptoms of Ra, but I have fibromyalgia. Now after a year I am extremely sensitive to touch. At time I can barely move my arms.It changes daily for me. A rheumatologist is the right way to go.Thay specialize in fibromyalgia also.



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