New to FMI

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by alexgram, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. alexgram

    alexgram New Member

    I am really new to this. In fact as I was trying to figure out what's wrong with me I just happened to read info on FM and became curious when I saw the discussion of "tender points." For several weeks I've been experiencing headaches on the right side of my body and pain at various points. When I looked at where the tenderpoints were for FM patients I found that many of my pain points were in the same locations as the tenderpoints. I keep having reoccurring sinus problems, stomach problems, and these pains. My pains though seem to be mostly on the right side of my body. Should I visit a doctor and share my concerns? What kind of doctor should I visit? Am I reading too much into these pains that don't seem to be going away?
  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    you probably should see a doc - Unfortunatly many of us go through quite a few doc's before we get a diagnosis. I was diagnosed with cfs by my mom's oncologist after testing me for everything under the sun. The fibro diagnosis came years later by a rhumetologist. I would start with your GP and if he isn't familiar with it maybe he could refer you to someone who is..

    Welcome to the board -

    hugs,
    Dona
  3. Engel

    Engel New Member

    but sorry to hear you may be one of us ... we are all nice peeps though. Yes, you do need to see a DR. It took many DRs and many years for me to get a Dx. Generally it all begins with a GP and ends up with specialists. Many of us have had multiple trips to the ER. I had no clue what FMS is until a physical therapist asked me how long I had had it? I was in shock. All of the DRs I had gone through ... all kinds of tests ... trips to the ER ... and all he had to do was look at me!!! Of course a PT is not a DR and cannot diagnose us BUT they do see "us" all the time and know our pain is real. Good luck.
  4. alexgram

    alexgram New Member

    Thanks so much for your responses. I was afraid that zeroing in on one sympton would sound/be way too simplistic. I do have numerous symptons that I have found are characteristic to FM by reading all of the postings and info from medical sources. I've just lately begun putting several things together. I don't want to jump to conclusions. Nor do I want to even suggest that I have suffered like many have. I may be reading to much into some physical problems but I'm not so sure. I'm going to wait a bit longer and become a little more definite about my undefinites before I make appointments. I might throw some more questions out for everyone's input if you have don't mind. Thanks.