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TiffanieU

567d

When where you diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

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    • MsDaisyMae

      551d

      I was 23 when I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist.

    • MsDaisyMae

      551d

      I was 23 when I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist.

    • CoffeeAndDogs

      552d

      I was diagnosed 10 years ago at age 21

      • bokani

        551d

        @CoffeeAndDogs 😔 so young...

    • Invisible

      552d

      I was 28 when diagnosed, but I had been suffering since childhood.

    • poodlelover28

      562d

      2014 at 15 years old. Was also diagnosed with Takayasu's Arteritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

    • dailydose

      562d

      At first by a rheumatologist at my university in 2018, but I had already suspected fibro from my own research into my symptoms then was diagnosed again by 3 more rheumatologists since then

    • Mad.Hatter

      562d

      Mine was kind of an accident. I see a neurologist because I have seizures and I asked him if I could have MS. He did all the testing and imaging and said I don't, but that I have fibromyalgia.

    • LadyPasta1

      563d

      Because of two male doctors ignoring what I told them and offering no help, I switched to a female Primary Care Physician. Since I was a working RN (24 years ago), I did a head-to-toe assessment on myself and wrote everything down. I took it to my new doctor, who reviewed it. She immediately said that it was classic FM. A year later, she saved my life when she diagnosed my Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma. Since then, except for my oncologist and later a rheumatologist, my doctors have all been women.

    • Lollyr

      564d

      About 20 years ago. I read a article in a magazine, took it to my doctor and said “this is what I have”…the rest is history because sure enough it was. She’s an amazing rheumatologist 💜🫶🏼

      • bokani

        563d

        @Lollyr that's pretty much my story too. Showed her a magazine article on fibromyalgia...

    • LSneiderwine

      565d

      I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005 when I was 45. My doctor kept telling me it was depression. I told him that I'm not tired and achy because I'm depressed - I'm depressed because I'm always tired and achy! That's when he decided to do more testing.

      • Andi71

        564d

        @LSneiderwine right?!?! I was so angry when I was diagnosed with lymphedema last year. They said maybe if you lose weight it’ll go away. You probably developed lymphedema because you gained weight. I was like, no!!! I just told you! I was working 2 jobs AND I was going to the gym 4x a week. Suddenly I noticed swelling in my legs, tired, pain everywhere. My feet looked like balloons. I stopped going to the gym because I couldn’t fit into my shoes. I quit my part time job. The swelling came first.

        • LALindsey

          559d

          @Andi71 why can't they follow chronology? I think it's because they can't see time.

      • Natdacat

        565d

        @LSneiderwine yes you have to speak up!

    • Mad.Hatter

      566d

      My neurologist (I have seizures) diagnosed me at 30 in 2020.

    • bokani

      566d

      I was 32 when diagnosed

    • Natdacat

      566d

      When I was 31

    • LALindsey

      567d

      After suffering for 16 years I was dx at age 30 in 2000.

    • Gidgetmom

      567d

      I was diagnosed by my Neurologist in 2015, 2017 by a rude Rhumatologist and 2018 by another Rhumatologist.

      • Gidgetmom

        556d

        @Gidgetmom I was 57 at the time of the first diagnosis.

    • Andi71

      567d

      About 20 yrs ago

    • cardeg

      567d

      When I was 38...due to prolonged emotional stress..I'm now 65 pain managed by medication. Fatigue still a big issue

      • Lollyr

        551d

        @cardeg oh yes!! That wonderful fatigue 🥱😴

    • JustRachelle

      567d

      2016 by rheumatologist

    • Rlball

      567d

      I was diagnosed at The Cleveland Clinic when I was 14

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