OK, so I have an official diagnosis now

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JewelRA, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. JewelRA

    JewelRA New Member

    Wasn't sure which icon to put in my post - smiling or sad! I went to an orthopedic doctor today for the second time to go over my bone scan she did. The "good" news- according to the bone scan "nothing" is wrong with me. The "bad" ("good"?) news - I have an OFFICIAL diagnosis of fibromyalgia. So I can officially say I join your ranks today.

    She did the pressure point analysis, and I have every single one. She said all my symptoms fit the bill (a big DUH! to us, huh?) and nothing shows overtly on my x-rays or bone scans. She said she knows my particular rhuematologist, and that he does "not deal much with fibromyalgia" (????) Maybe because he is an older man and from the old school?? I thought this was supposed to be a rheumy's area! Anyway, she said I need to find a specialist who does deal in fibro, as she does not. :( Sigh....another doctor to have to find....

    Anyway, she did some trigger point injections in my low back. I about jumped off the table!! I hope they will do something positive. I've been icing it today, as she said it could be more sore for a few days (great!). LOL.

    She also gave me a prescription for Ultram, in hopes that it will keep me from having to take the Lortab so much. I hope so too. I've been taking 2-4 Lortabs a day and I am NOT one to normally take narcotics.

    So after months of posting here and being 99% sure this is what I am dealing with, now I'm 100% sure. It's a weird feeling - relieved to have my feelings confirmed, but sad that it is something with such a hopeless prognosis....

  2. JewelRA

    JewelRA New Member

    Just bumping! :)
  3. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    Is'nt it nice to be validated. That is the only word I can think of.

    Regarding rheumatologist: why not ask the one you have now if he will treat you for it now that you have an official diagnosis.

    If not, so be it, but it can not hurt to ask.

  4. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I can't believe that someone would classify this as "good news"....

    But, it isn't hopeless (completely) as they are making progress with research lately. (At least with CFS, so we should be soon too)


    Nancy B.

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