posted on May, 17 2013 @ 05:29 AM
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by pslr2301
I wonder if you have fibromyalgia.
I have wondered that myself. I have done some research on it myself. The "points" that each resource talks about are strange though. I have all the
points on the back of me and my knees but none of them on the front. All of them hurt at different times. I have the anxiety, depression and
headaches. Free doc says that my entire back hurts because I am adjusting myself to compensate for the lower back problem and it is causing all of the
back / neck / headache problems to domino in response.
I also have sleep fragmentation as evidenced by a sleep study done a couple of years ago. Basically all of the yummy side effects of sleep apnea and
none of the fat! Doc said at the time... "Well usually that is cause by pain or trauma". But I didn't stop breathing. Just come up to near / complete
awake @6 times an hour. This was after taking an ambien. I do not take them ambien because I hate the drunk tired feeling all day long the day after.
So I asked to be taken off. Guess that makes me a horrible drug addict.
Unfortunately, the doctors don't take that kind of thing into
Hypochondriacs and those diagnosing for attention aside, we know what is happening in our bodies. We feel it. I wish I could find a doctor that would
realize that. I do not want to self-diagnose but I have thought often about the fibromyalgia these last few months. There is a local clinic that is
decent on price and they are not far. Getting out of the free clinic and seeing a M.D. and not a PA-C might help me gain a little speed on getting a
real response. I have wondered to myself if I go in to this different doc, tell them that I have been diagnosed with fibro, and then basically tell
them to prove the other doc wrong if it will serve as a catalyst. If they have to find out what is wrong to prove that I do / do not have fibromyalgia
then I would at least be further along. That is all assuming that the doctor would care enough to try. Would it be a bad thing to self-diagnose this
Or just tell the free doc... "Hmm, I wonder if all of this is related to my fibro... >.>" "What?! You didn't tell me you had fibro?" "No? Hmm, it must
have slipped my mind. So anyways, back to that... what now doc?" "Oh well, you don't have that." "Oh yeah? Prove it!"
P.S. I kind of have some worry that someone might be offended that I am "joking" about fibromyalgia. I am NOT. I would NEVER. After all this time in
constant pain I know what it feels like to be hurting and either no one cares or no one believes you. I am looking for answers and discounting
anything. Most days it is either laugh or cry. Though my husband cares about me and doesn't want to see me hurting he just doesn't get it. He tries
but doesn't get it. The kids don't care. =P They are too young to really step outside of their boxes. Besides there is a video game they could be
playing or a phone call they could be interrupting. Please don't anyone think I am downplaying the seriousness of any disorder, disease, or medical
problem. Thank you all for listening! I appreciate all your responses more than I could convey.
Unrelated: Is there a way to be notified if someone has responded to a thread you started, quoted you or "reply-to"d your posts? I have tried to find
it but haven't had much luck. If there is a "how-to" thread you could direct me to I would be much obliged! =)
edit on 17-5-2013 by pslr2301
because: Conversations with myself... =P