L.H. asks from Frisco, TX on October 13, 2008
Fibromyalgia?? - Frisco,TX
I started to see a rheumatologist last year about swollen joints, tender points, etc...She did a lot of tests and ruled out RA, lupus,etc. She does believe some of it is osteoarthritis but hasn't ruled Fibromyalgia in or out yet. Can anyone share their knowledge of Fibromyalgia with me please? Sometimes I feel like I'm going nuts! Thank you!
T.L. answers from Dallas on October 14, 2008
I have fibromyalgia and would love to answer any questions you have.
You can PM me and I'll send you my email address.
K.E. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2008
My mom has it but it's more of a muscle thing not a joint thing.
C.P. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2008
I have a few questions for you. by any chance, did she check your vitamin D levels? do you know if you have a sensitivity to wheat? have you tried a gluten-free diet? are you allergic to anything? and are you making sure you avoid those allergens? have you noticed if tomatoes or spinach make your joints hurt? Mary gave you great info. get to the root of the issue, not just a diagnosis. you have to figure out what's good for your body from the clues you get from the doctors. information is key and getting the whole picture is very important too. Good luck and keep looking for the answers that are right for you. ~C.~
D.J. answers from Amarillo on October 15, 2008
I also had trouble with that after my son was born. After tons of tests and doctors, I finally went to the fibro and fatigue clinic, and they saved my sanity. Turns out, all I had was a low thyroid and B12 deficiency. There are clinics in Dallas and Fort Worth, you may want to check them out. They are very expensive and don't take insurance, but I was able to get reimbursed as an out of network provider. Their website is http://www.fibroandfatigue.com/. Feel free to e-mail me for more information.
M.R. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2008
My ex MIL suffers from Chronic pain, fatigue due to fibromyalgia. She has been going through this for many years. I don't think there is a cure but there are things that can help.
I hope this helps.
T.O. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2008
I like Mary's advice. Lots of good info there. My thyroid was low but boder line and finally a doctor suggested meds for it and I felt a thousand times better after starting them!
Also, I have a vitamin B deficiency... and after sublingual daily doses I felt much better.