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krissi

890d

Other than your doctor telling you, how did you find out you had/have fibromyalgia? What was done about it?

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    • Lolita

      888d

      My mom suffers from fibro. When I described my symptoms to her she told me that’s probably it. The doctor just approved my diagnosis

    • Lolita

      888d

      My mom suffers from fibro. When I described my symptoms to her she told me that’s probably it. The doctor just approved my diagnosis

    • Fibroteacher1107

      890d

      I’m still not diagnosed but when my insurance gets cleared up I will be seeing a rheumatologist

    • KJuneau

      890d

      It took me doing my own research, then presenting said research to the physician, to get a diagnosis. My doctor said 'it's quite possible' then proceeded to prescribe the latest greatest medication on the market at $900 a month for a prescription-just to see if it works. Miraculously, it did help! Now, I'm in the process of trying to get off of the meds, since I've been taking the max dose for 3 years and now finding out it causes liver failure. Getting off the meds is worse than the disease itself.

    • Wilddove

      890d

      My dr diagnosed me based on symptoms several years ago. I was prescribed 500 mg of Naprosyn twice per day. This was before the dangers of stomach damage were fully known. This treatment went on for about 7 years. Damaged my gut and now deal with GERD, gluten intolerance and egg allergy. Not sure if any of this is related. But be careful and do you research. Best wishes.

    • Lady_RJM

      890d

      It took several tests and the process of elimination, but my primary doctor made the diagnosis. Then it was confirmed by a rheumatologist.

    • Fibroteacher1107

      890d

      There isn’t a test that tells you that you have it. It’s more of a process of illumination

    • krissi

      890d

      Did you have test ran or just a general conversation to get diagnosed?

    • Binks

      890d

      I've been on every drug including medical marijuana and get no relief

    • Binks

      890d

      Took me 16 specialists to finally diagnose me because there are so other underlying problems that come with it

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