what tests should I ask my doctor for? new at this

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I just got myself a doctor yesterday after three years of being too sick to even look for one. (With your help, ty!)So, this is all new to me! She doesn't seem to know much about CFS, so I think it would be good for me to make some suggestions myself until I can get someone new to work with. On the plus side, she's nice and quiet and seems willing to take my lead. She ordered the tests I thought to ask for, and reffered me to the specialists I wanted. :)

    I think the tests she's ordered for me so far are for thyroid and iron defficiency. She wants to test me for multiple sclerosis too and do an EEG. (I'm too nervous so far to check what multiple sclerosis is...) Just so I'm all taken care of, what are some other tests I should ask my doctor for? What conditions should we rule out, and what things should we check? Should I ask her to start giving me B-12 shots, and how often?

    Thank you for your replies. I'm very young and have not had to do any of this before. Thanks for your help. (((( ))))
    Also, is there some advice on how not to be nervous about medical tests??
    thank you! Shannon
    [This Message was Edited on 09/20/2005]
  2. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    thank you dcn. I need all the help I can get! lol
  3. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    bump

    dont know the tests you can get in States, Shannon, I'm in UK. but keep this bumped.

    Rosie
  4. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    do every blood test there is including the one for Lyme Also an MRI .The blood test are to make sure it is nothing else cause there are no test for FM or CFS.I have both.

    I also have a neurologist who has done an upper and lower EMG.She found something when she did the lower so then I went for another MRI.Have not heard yet but hopping nothing serious.

    My doctor also checked for MS.

    Hope this helps cant remember the rest Brain Fog.

    Hugs
    Sue
  5. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

    The only test on me that was not normal was the sleep study. All other tests were fine.

    I've been tested for everything under the sun - all kinds of diseases - and everything was normal.

    I wouldn't spend my money on all of those tests.


    abbylee
  6. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    So as long as I'm getting the doc to order tests for me, I think they're all covered by my provincial health insurance. Keep those tests rolling in all! I wouldn't have thought of asking for all these. Thanks :)
  7. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I wanted I would have

    Lupus
    MS
    Thyroid
    Rheumatoid ARthritis
    Osteo Arthritis
    Bone Density
    Lyme Disease
    an MRI scan
    Tests to see what your magnesium levels are
    ditto for Mercury levels
    Blood clotting

    love
    Rosie


  8. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member