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fibromialgia - October 13th 2010, 11:31 PM

so....i found out recently that its highly likley that i have fibromialgia. my mother has known this for over three years and just now felt the need to tell me
anyway, i know they have medications and stuff but i really hate havin 2 take that stuff (and its so darn expensive even with our insurance). do any of you guys have it or have any tips or anything for dealing with it?


   
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Re: fibromialgia - October 14th 2010, 11:20 AM

Hey there,

I've moved this over to Disabilies. I think you should get some more appropriate responses here! As for the insurance, I know very little about the insurance in other countries. Have you had an official diagnosis just yet?
   
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Re: fibromialgia - October 14th 2010, 03:35 PM

thanks! not yet I have to schedule an apt with a new gp over christmas break, but thats still a long ways off


   
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Re: fibromialgia - October 15th 2010, 01:21 PM

Hey there!

Honestly - there's no point in worrying about it until you know for sure. There might be nothing wrong with you at all! Just wait and see. Hopefully everything will work out for you.
   
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Re: fibromialgia - October 15th 2010, 07:32 PM

Hello there,

My Mother has Fibromyalgia. She has been complaining of widespread pain that she can't find a cause for, tenderness to touch and heaviness in her limbs as well as head aches and unexplained exhaustion for about ten years and her Doctor always said that it was "all in her head".

After my goading, she finally went to see a specialist who diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia after doing a pressure test. She's been taking medication for it since the Spring and has since been able to join a dance class, start going to the gym, and sleeps through the night, all things she was never capable of doing before due to her pain and tenderness.

The Doctor told my Mother that her genetic offspring have a 1 in 3 chance of developing Fibromyalgia as they age.

Does anyone in your family suffer from this disease or those symptoms, and do you have symptoms of there being a problem? If you haven't been properly diagnosed yet, I wouldn't get yourself too worked up, and if it does turn out that you have it, people live with it everyday, and usually find they live more fulfilling lives post diagnosis because they can confirm the source of their ails and figure out what works best for them to solve them.

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Re: fibromialgia - October 18th 2010, 11:45 AM

a few years back my gp did a pressure test and i pretty much had all the sensitive spots. she didnt diagnose me at the time for whatever reason, but i do have the widespread pain sometimes and i never get a full nights sleep. like i can (rarley) sleep a full 7 hours and i wake up and it feels like ive only gotten 2 or something. its a serious pain, coffee is my life energy at this point. i work with the disabled, so i do alot of lifting and recently its just gotten really hard because i get so sore from just basic transfurs. i dont think anyone has it in my family but lupus does run in my mothers side which makes me and my sister both more vunerable to autoimmune diseases.


   
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