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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:27 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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