Sore ALL over !!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jacqui_k, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. jacqui_k

    jacqui_k New Member

    Well I went to the proffessor today, she gave me a thorough going over, and I have to say that after her checking my tender points I am in a lot more pain, even in places that I wasn't even aware of hurting before. Has anyone else experianced this? She has put me on etodolac 600,does anybody know of, or use this drug? And if so, how is it?
    BTW it's official, proffessor said to me ....and I quote; " Now dear, this is not in your head, you really do hurt,but you don't have rheumatism, you have an illness that is called fibromyalgia , it is not life threatening, but can impair the quality of your life.First and foremost we must get your pain under control and then we can embark on a battle plan. Don't be discouraged there are many things we can do, it's just a matter of finding out what suits you best."........I wasn't at all surprised at the diagnoses, but I was surprised at the speed at which I have recieved it, it's only been 2 months since I was first put into the "system" , my doctor has been wonderful , testing me and sending me to specialists etc.....I've read and heard (from other countries)about the unreasonable (and sometimes scandalous)amount of time ppl have to wait to see doctors. All I can say is hats off to Israeli health care.
    Anyway, I'm rambling, it's been a long day (1am here), would I say a bad day?,,,No, I knew I had fibro anyway (familly, I actually feel rather optimistic after the pep talk the proffessor gave me.

    Take care, here's to a pain free night,

    P.S. One thing proff did say , that I thought rang true for myself and at least a few others I know. "Fibromyalgia is a perfectionists illness."......does it ring true for any of you?
  2. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

    to find such a compassionate doctor.
    I am not a perfectionist yet feel I am never good enough at doing things, like at work, cooking,etc.
    Yes I am often surprised at all the places I hurt when I take the time to touch the different areas.

    Please keep us posted as to what she suggests.

    Sorry I have never heard of that medicine. I hope it helps.
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Hi Jacqui, welcome to our world. It is so refreshing to hear that a doctor is so interested and considerate to a patient with this illness.

    Yes, I do agree with him, most of us are perfectionist, or wanna be's!

    I had my life all arranged, house, clothes, cooking, kids, church, garden, just about everything I did, had to be just exactly right to suit me.

    But I have learned that its just not possible, and it does cause stress with those you live with.

    Now I can't do all this anymore, and I learned to refused to let it stress me out. I do what I can, and let the rest just wait till I am able to deal with it.

    Are you from Israel? You mention the Israelis health care system? I have read that it is the best in the world.

    I read an article a few years ago, that an Israeli doctor was doing reserarch on the blood and Fibro, a blood test to determine if you had FM, instead of all the tests to rule out other diseases.

    But I never heard anymore about it. He thought it could be detected by a blood test.

    I subscribe to a few Israelis newsletters/magazines, and I think I read it in one of them.

    Keep us updated on your progress, am very interested.

    Again, welcome to the board.

    Shalom, Shirl

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  4. jacqui_k

    jacqui_k New Member

    In answer to your question, I am originaly from Belfast, lived a few years in europe and eventualy settled down in Israel 16 and a half years ago. I too recal reading about an Israeli Dr who is doing research into fibro,his name is Dr Baskila if I remember correctly. I don't think he's had any break throughs as yet, but am keeping my fingers crossed.The health service is very good here, my Dr has talked to me about attending the fibromyalgia clinic in Tel-Aviv, so I think I'll give that a go, got nothing to lose :)
    Have a wonderful day,
    Take care,
  5. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Be sure to keep us updated should you decide to go the the clinic in Tel-Aviv. What an experience that should be. A whole team of medical professionals all interested in FM.

    Glad you remembered Dr. Baskila, I could not remember for the life of me where I read that at. But the name does sound familiar now that you mentioned it.

    My husband's greatest desire is to visit Israel, and he might get his chance.
    He is working for an oil company that has a branch near Israel, so he just might get to go.
    His concern is leaving me alone for months, but I don't mind. I could never make the trip or be able to handle the weather there.

    Ireland is another place I would love to see. We have a few members here from there, but you are the first from Israel.

    Take care, and let us know how you are doing.

    Shalom, Shirl

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