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Originally posted by ANNED
first fibromyalgia is a number of disorders.
that is why its so hard to treat.
if you have fibro with any numbness in your hands or feet you need to be tested for small fiber neuropathy.
this means a skin biopsy. there are no lab test for SFN and its seldom done for DXing fibromyalgia.
traditional EMG/nerve conduction studies will also come back normal. normal.
In male patients with fibro another cause of fibromyalgia is sleep apnea.
fibromyalgia may also be caused by a number of autoimmune disorders.
I am one of the strange ones with fibromyalgia. i have Sarcoidosis a autoimmune disorder.
I have sleep apnea.
And i have small fiber neuropathy
Go to a chiropractor no way, It would be a waste of time and money because i know the causes for my fibro.
i take gabapentin and have a C-pap and my Sarcoidosis is in remission at this time.
Originally posted by OkieDokie
reply to post by JustLu
Wow Lu, I felt like I was reading my own story while reading through your post. From the quitting work to the migraines and even the cough syrup. I thought I was the only one who did that I used to take nyquil on bad days, but the ingredient in it that was said to help the pain was the Dextromethorphan. I don't know why it helped, but it did. I also had a few times where I would get lost in the city where I had lived my whole life and on roads I had driven hundreds of times before. It really makes me feel better knowing that others have been there as well. You feel like you are losing your mind when these things happen. It's upsetting and scary.
Do you mind me asking if you know how yours started? Mine just gradually got worse over time which goes with the thinking that mine is from the heavy lifting involved with nursing. It is what makes the most sense to me after seeing and feeling the results I have had with this procedure.