Worn out and working on a diagnosis

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kerrieg, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. kerrieg

    kerrieg New Member

    I have recently started down a road to diagnosis, of what I am not sure but I am SO tired. I had a "episode" about 3 weeks ago, rash all over, severs joint pain, hands and feet swelled. My doc sent me to a specialist 4 hours away, it took me amost 6 hours to get there because I was hurting so badly. Anyway after seeing her I feel even more confused than ever. She did say she didn't think it was RA or Lupus ,but could possibly be fibromyalgia or even a virus. She did 20 diffrent labs and I haven't heard from those yet but here's whats bothering me. Joint pain, back pain, my skin feels raw like it's been burnt over hip,elbows and hand. I sleep about 4 hours a night I am exhausted and I have this weird think, my skin feels like it's crawling and it in patches not like a cold chill.And I am forgetting everday things. Does anone have any thoughts on labs that would be helpful for diagnosis? or anythoughts at this point would just be comforting.
  2. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    having to go through all these tests, but FMS and CFS are diagnosed through the process of elimination.For FMS that includes tender points.Linda