Are people being misdiagnosed?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sugarluv, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. sugarluv

    sugarluv New Member

    I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It was such a relief to finally know why I suffered for so long. But lately when I tell people I have FM, I get, "Oh, I have that too" or "Oh, my wife has that," etc. etc. And I am thinking, Can this many people really have FM? Any thoughts on this...
  2. Exfa

    Exfa New Member

    Sugarluv..........I am sooooooooooo fed up with people saying that they have FM....these people are always fully functioning, no pain, no complaints, working, exercising,etc. Then everyone looks at me as if I am just plain nuts or pitiful because I can't function atALL!!! I think most of these people have never been diagnosed by a dr or any sort of specialist. They just assume that they they have it for one reason or another. I hear that line from someone almost each and everyday....to me it sounds as if they are saying..."oh yeah" "I have a headache too".
  3. sugarluv

    sugarluv New Member

    I daresay too many people have suffered like I have over the past 12 years. It has literally affected me everyday, every waking minute. I just knew I must be dying, because nobody could feel as bad as me and not have something terribly wrong. Just recently since being diagnosed have I gotten a lot of relief from a wonderful doctor who prescribed herbal formulations for me. I would be lying if I said it didn't bother me that nobody has any sympathy for my fibromyalgia and it seems everybody has it. You are right, its the ones who function normally that just throw the term around like its a common cold.
  4. meowee

    meowee New Member

    As soon as a symptom is mentioned ,they say, hmmm, maybe that is what I have.

  5. FOYBOYFOY

    FOYBOYFOY New Member

    hi
    my rheumy said autoammuine disease(what we all have) is a disease of elimination(i liked that) you eliminate things like:ms-fm-ra-lupus-lyme-hashamoto-and many more, then you may be dx with cfs . its a last resort- ive seen 10doctors and have 4 dx and im still not convinced. GOD BLESS FOY