Fibro and other things?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sherrydenice, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. sherrydenice

    sherrydenice New Member

    I won't get into any details because they are LONG and drawn out. To make a long story short.... a friend of mine, and myself as well, have been having problems for the past 3 yrs. Pain all over, burning skin, etc....

    Well, we have both been to neuros and other drs. as well. We've had MRIs, EMGs, etc....... been tested for MS and it has basically been ruled out. Her dr. told her he thinks she has Fibro but, she does not have the tender points. My dr. has told me I have Fibro "symptoms" but, would not go as far as to say it was Fibro. I do not have tender points either.

    My friend is very convinced that Fibro is just the beginning of what may end up being a nasty disease later on... (i.e., MS, Lupus, etc.).

    How many of you here ONLY have Fibro and are convinced that Fibro is your answer for your problems?

    I guess you could kind of look at this as a poll.

    Who has ONLY Fibro?

    Who has other issues as well?

    Thanks!

    Sherry
  2. tejanya

    tejanya New Member

    knowing that fibro is what i have had the last 10+ years has actually helped. how??? knowing it is not in my head ( not because there is nothing there either!!ha), that i look great and feel great one minute and the next still looking good but feeling the need to rest a part that aches. i have had my big toe hurt so that it stopped me from answering phones at one time. having a doc that believes in this fibro has been help. understanding some of the stuff that can be a problem is extra prevention for me. when a flare hits, understanding i am not alone and others experience it too. i also have tender points and trigger points. we can make this fibro horrible or just a limitation thing, like growing older. it can depress us because of things that hurt and never did before. of cousre it might not hurt the next time. when the burning skin feeling hits, i wear a tennis elbow brace over that part of my arm. it helps.
    check the library for books on fibro. knowing others go thru alot of what we go thru really does help. any other ?? i will help what i can.
  3. Mareeok

    Mareeok New Member

    My main problem is RSD. After that is Fibro, then Restless Leg Syndrome, then PTSD.
  4. rrsbaby

    rrsbaby New Member

    Fibro and osteoarthritis... know this for a fact. I have had fibro for over 25 years, and the osteo for about 5 years with pain, which means I had it for a long time befor I had the pain.

    I have just about every symptom of FM except for the swelling and restless legs that alot of people have. Soooo

    I can say for sure that I am convinced that I have FM

    rrsbaby
  5. KJ2003

    KJ2003 New Member

    My diagnosis is as follows: MRI for cervical and lumbar regions revealed Osteoporosis, 4 ruptured disks, 3 pinched nerves, bone spurs. Also, Fibromyalgia, (x-ray) severe arthritis and high cholesterol. I suffered a light stroke in 2000. I, also, had a hysterectomy in 1993.

    I can tell the difference between all of my conditions. I feel more physical pain from my other problems yet the FM makes me feel achy all over. Achy enough to zap my energy level and life force. It really is like having the flu constantly without all the other flu symptoms.

    Chin up,

    Kim
  6. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Well I have had diabetes for 29 years, hypothyroidism for 46 years, gastroparesis for 15 years, FMS for 10 years, high cholesterol for 16 years, and neuropathy of the feet for many years too--don't know how long.

    I had the tender points on the exam by a physical therapist and a pain specialist.

    I have had some hitting on my knees, etc. with that rubber hammer, but I don't know what they were looking for with that. Sure did hurt and I almost cried the times they did that and I got home.

    I'm post menopausal but I don't consider that an illness. I have overactive bladder from menopause. I don't take any HRT anymore. I'm 55 years old and started menopause at 39.

    I am a definite dx of FMS. Boy, I sure wish I didn't have it. :(

    Hugs,
    Faye