Tender Points

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by CAgirl, May 20, 2003.

  1. CAgirl

    CAgirl New Member

    I just saw my new doctor today. He is a pain specialist. He said I don't have FM because I didn't leap off the table when he pressed on the 18 tender points people with FM have. He touched me very lightly. Is he right? I'm so confussed. He dismissed my chronic yeast infections, bladder irritations, headaches, migraines ect.
  2. bre_ann

    bre_ann New Member

    AND my rhuematologist may not push in exactly the right spot to elicit pain from me so he assumes my fibro is "doing better".I have so many painful spots on my body that aren't where the typical fibro tender points are and he NEVER pushes on those even though I've told him about them over and over again. He just checks where they are "supposed to be located". It's frustrating. I'm sorry you are having trouble with your dr. And they tend not to look at the whole picture. I just don't understand.