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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:27 PM
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35. Hi Malta
One of my sisters has fibromyalgia. My heart goes out to you.

There's no doubt in my mind that syndromes like FM and Chronic Fatigue are real, although many doctors consider them syndromes of exclusion, meaning that they are diagnosed only when other illnesses are ruled out by tests. I just hope that your doctor(s) have done complete tests on you including complete blood chemistry, etc.

There are some great support groups on the web for FM. There are also many non-alopathic treatments that sufferers swear by, most of them involving attempting to boost the body's ability to produce energy at the cellular level.

Good luck. Just please, if possible, get a second opinion. You just want to make sure your doc hasn't missed anything else, since there are a number of conditions that can cause the symptoms generally seen in Fibromyalgia and CFS cases.

Take care!

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  -I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia today. malta blue  Nov-28-07 05:39 PM   #0 
  - Diagnosed 10 years ago  lizziegrace   Nov-28-07 05:43 PM   #1 
  - I think he is going to run more tests,  malta blue   Nov-28-07 05:51 PM   #3 
     - I really can't tell you  lizziegrace   Nov-28-07 06:01 PM   #8 
  - I don't have any experience  lost-in-nj   Nov-28-07 05:43 PM   #2 
  - lost...  malta blue   Nov-28-07 05:52 PM   #4 
  - Hey sweetie...  bicentennial_baby   Nov-28-07 05:55 PM   #5 
  - Thanks bi_baby  malta blue   Nov-28-07 06:02 PM   #9 
  - No, but I've worked with  Southpawkicker   Nov-28-07 05:55 PM   #6 
  - I was so glad that my doctor was able to give me  malta blue   Nov-28-07 06:05 PM   #10 
  - My MIL has had it for years.  VenusRising   Nov-28-07 05:55 PM   #7 
  - omg  malta blue   Nov-28-07 06:07 PM   #11 
     - We just found out not only did it NOT work...  VenusRising   Nov-28-07 06:11 PM   #12 
     - poor woman!  malta blue   Nov-28-07 06:18 PM   #13 
     - Feeling awful for you.  fudge stripe cookays   Nov-30-07 08:38 AM   #40 
  - I have it.  Midlodemocrat   Nov-28-07 06:24 PM   #14 
  - Thankfully really is the word. I can't tell you  malta blue   Nov-28-07 06:36 PM   #16 
  - I know two people with Fibro.  ThomCat   Nov-28-07 06:26 PM   #15 
  - Thank you friend.  malta blue   Nov-28-07 06:38 PM   #17 
  - I'm sorry to hear that  SallyMander   Nov-28-07 06:39 PM   #18 
  - Thanks SallyMander.  malta blue   Nov-29-07 09:44 AM   #23 
  - *hugs* My nurse thinks I might have it along with my bipolar stuff. They sometimes go together  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-28-07 06:43 PM   #19 
  - Thanks for the info.  malta blue   Nov-29-07 09:45 AM   #24 
  - I'm sorry. It's very painful and worse in the winter (at least for me).  flamingyouth   Nov-28-07 07:03 PM   #20 
  - massage, yoga and warm heat are helpful. I am definitely worse  yellowdogintexas   Nov-28-07 08:35 PM   #22 
  - Thanks for the info.  malta blue   Nov-29-07 09:46 AM   #25 
  - I don't want to speak for her, but Madrone has it as well.  GOPisEvil   Nov-28-07 07:44 PM   #21 
  - ...  malta blue   Nov-29-07 09:47 AM   #26 
  - So sorry for the bad news. Take care of you!  applegrove   Nov-29-07 01:27 PM   #27 
  - Thanks applegrove.  malta blue   Nov-29-07 02:31 PM   #31 
  - do search and check in in chronic disease forum  mopinko   Nov-29-07 01:41 PM   #28 
  - my doc did not give me any meds for it.  malta blue   Nov-29-07 02:33 PM   #32 
     - sounds harsh to me.  mopinko   Nov-29-07 06:25 PM   #37 
  - What a pain!  CreekDog   Nov-29-07 01:42 PM   #29 
  - tee hee  malta blue   Nov-29-07 02:33 PM   #33 
  - An idiot doctor I used to go to decided I had fibromyalgia. I didn't,  raccoon   Nov-29-07 02:30 PM   #30 
  - That is too bad that you were misdiagnosed like that.  malta blue   Nov-29-07 02:34 PM   #34 
  - Hi Malta  Mike03   Nov-29-07 04:27 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for all the information.  malta blue   Nov-30-07 08:31 AM   #38 
  - No experience, but lots of hugs to you  Shine   Nov-29-07 05:37 PM   #36 
  - Hi Shine....  malta blue   Nov-30-07 08:33 AM   #39 
  - FM Sux!  mentalsolstice   Nov-30-07 10:33 AM   #41 
     - Interesting about the depth and perception issues.  malta blue   Nov-30-07 10:36 AM   #42 

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