The doctor suggests Fibromyalgia! I don’t think so.

My doctor suggests that I may have fibromyalgia. She even gave me some information about the condition that she printed out. I read it and of course done more searching on the Internet to find out if it could be that.

What are wrong with these doctors? Do they not listen to you when you explain to them the symptoms you are having? Apparently not!

I read a lot of stuff on that fibromyalgia and it doesn’t fit with so many of my symptoms it made me infuriated that she even suggested it! The symptoms of fibromyalgia are these:

1. Widespread pain
2. Fatigue and sleep disturbances
3. Irritable bowel syndrome
4. Headache and facial pain
5. Heightened sensitivity

Those were major symptoms. The mayo clinic also lists other common signs and symptoms and they are these:

1. Depression
2. Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
3. Difficulty concentrating
4. Mood changes
5. Chest pain
6. Irritable bladder
7. Dry eyes, skin and mouth
8. Painful menstrual periods
9. Dizziness
10. Anxiety

Now the first five symptoms, which are major symptoms, do not fit. I have no widespread pain. My pain is in my hands and fingers. (Joint pain) I have some pain in my feet at the toes. I am 20 weeks pregnant so my hip pain I believe is from the pregnancy. I have headaches but no facial pain. I have no tingling in my hands or feet. My bladder is fine. I have dry eyes and skin but not mouth dryness. My dry eyes are from allergies. Another doctor, my eye doctor, has already determined that. The skin could be from winter but that will get looked into further when I see the dermatologist.

Now trying to convince me I have fibromyalgia when my other symptoms are not given an answer to will be a waste of my time and my money!

It would not explain my bouts of anemia throughout my life. It doesn’t explain the sores I get in my mouth and nose. It doesn’t explain the overall feeling of being ill. It doesn’t explain the rash I have on my cheeks and nose. It doesn’t explain my hair loss! It doesn’t explain my freak false positive hepatitis B test! It doesn’t explain the sharp pains I get in my chest from time to time when I take a deep breathe. It doesn’t explain why the sun seems to make some of my symptoms worse either! Fibromyalgia? I really DO NOT think so!

I have not had my heart or lungs looked at and I can’t have that done until after I have my baby. Those are things have to wait.

I have thought maybe I should just give up in trying to have this figured out. It is very tiresome dealing with doctors who don’t seem to take you seriously. It really is disturbing too that I have to be the one to research all these things to try to pin point what is causing these symptoms! It pisses me off actually. Why do we have specialists and doctors if they are not going to research your symptoms to inform you of what could be wrong?

I feel ill and I need to rest…

About JustOrdinary

Hello my name is Rachel…around here I’m best known as Just Ordinary. I created this blog page to share pieces of my life with you, the reader, also to share my projects, and writings. This blog page I have created is a collection of realty and fiction. Not everything I write pertains to me or my life.

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, in health, Journal Pages. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. it could be systemic lupus erythematosus, but you can’t exclude fibromyalgia or some similar rheumatic disease

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