Blood work.What is everything I need??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by keke466, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. keke466

    keke466 New Member

    Want to have complete blood work done. What exactly do I need to ask for? How do you pay for it all if you have no ins? Keke
  2. 1975jet

    1975jet New Member

    Sorry you are having a difficult time, you and I must be related somehow... Hon, I don't know what blood work you need done, what actually is happening with your body(symptoms)?? Talk to your doctor or the NP at the doctors- as far as insurance, I have none myself and I really feel for you....

    If you are not getting any money sources go to Social Services and see if you can get Medicaid, I know it is hard.. I went to apply for medicaid but because of my hubs income no dice... and he is on SSD waiting for a transplant has been for over 2 years. So I am also his caregiver...

    I have been trying to find help to get insurance, my unemployment ran out and I couldn't stand it anymore so I just applied for SSD myself- I have background of my health problems but not some of the tests I probabaly really need. But we are survivors stay strong sweety- maybe try and get some help from charities around you also.

    Beware if you apply for Social Services they also need a medical saying you are worked exempt from medical- if not they might put you in their work program.. Wish I could be of more assistance, it makes you feel helpless BUT do not give up....

  3. HAPPYDOGSUZ7777

    HAPPYDOGSUZ7777 New Member

    Aloha,
    I would suggest a celiac blood panel test,
    A lot of people have celiac sprue disease along with fibromyalgia.
  4. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    In regards to your situation, it doesn't sound right to me

    that you do not qualify for benefits because your husband

    is on SSD and has "too much" income. (??) I suggest

    that you contact Legal Aid and see what they say about

    your chances to legally challenge Medicade decision.

    Somethings not right!! Never let them tell you NO if

    you feel you are justified in asking for some help.

    I'm sure you and your husband are not "cutting a fat hog"

    on his limited income!!

    Sincerely,
    MRDAD
  5. place

    place New Member

    To pinpoint what it is then I would spend my money on treatment.

    In general, there are some major theams with people with Fibro.

    Many have lyme, others take anti viral or thyrod meds.

    Poke around the board and you will see what the symptoms they have and what they are being treated for.

    Go luck!
  6. winsomme

    winsomme New Member

    CFS tests 06/26/06 06:17 PM

    there aren't usually many mainstream tests that come back positive in CFS.

    some of them are (and not in every case):

    ANA
    ESR (very low)
    thyroid (TSH, T4, T3)
    CD4/CD8 ratio (high)
    cholesterol (high)
    Homocysteine (high)
    IGG subclasses 1-4 (low)
    Natural Killer cell function (low)

    there are others i can't think of now.

    also, it might be worth getting an MRI of the brain.

    there is another test called a SPECT scan which also show problems in CFS, but most DRs either don't know about this test or just don't use it.

    you probably would need to go to a specialist.

    also you might want to look into Lyme. to do that go to:

    www.lymenet.org

    sorry for my lack of organization. any questions just ask.

    thanks
    bill

    as far as insurance i would try to get on your states medicaid. alot of times they will pay for blood tests. because these tests are very expensive.

    also there are viral tests like

    EBV
    CMV
    HHV-6
    Coxsackie B 1-6
    Echovirus

    the FFC centers have a pretty torough testing that they do, maybe put up a post that asks someone what the tests they do are. i know there is a bunch hormonal tests that they do, and blood coagulation studies.
  7. 1975jet

    1975jet New Member

    Thank Mrdad, what a nice person you are. If fact everyone on this board is really nice.... I can't give up, I know but god it is very hard... Need insurance badly- anyways I like the part of cutting a fat hog- that lifted my spirits -thanks again.

    Keke, wish you well.

    Hugs to all
    Janet