Hello, I'm seldom here because I've been so ill...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by kjfms, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    I miss talking to everyone and I hope everyone is doing okay or as well as can be expected. I had a lot going on ... again lol, seems to be the normal for me.

    It looks like I have Sjogren's Syndrome and some sort of arthritis on top of the fibromyalgia, I am not feeling well at all and in a lot of pain. So naturally I'm whiny. Does anyone else have these three combo? Just wondering. I'll be seeing a Fheumotologist but not until Janurary.

    Also, my laywer said that my disibility is in a que and awaiting a hearing... is this a good thing? I am so nervous. I've been turned down twice and waiting for over 2 years. Has anyone else been though this?

    Thanks so much for any help,


    kjfms -- Karen :)
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  3. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    Thank you, I actually didn't even notice the funny typo for quite a while lol ;)

    With the new criteria on fibromyalgia, I do not have it since i have other disease which cause pain. According to the Board of Rhematology you must have FM pain and no other pain... ie... Thyroid, osteoarthritis, RA, Sjogren's... etc It must be FM pain alone, along with 11 of the tender points. Personally I think this is good. Fibromyalgia has been the 'go to' diagnoses for too many years now.

    Feel better and best of luck :)
  4. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    Do you know what Sjogren's is? It's the drying of all mucous membranes and eventually can go on to internal body systems. No I have tried GS and I will not for this unless my physician tells me to... but thanks.

    How interesting, there is NO cure for Sjogren's.

    Hey you had a hip replacement... that is wonderful!! Good for you!
  5. kjfms

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    Naturally the symptoms can be treated so we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the well wishes.

    What was the complication with you hip replacement? I hope you've healed.