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I can’t shake the feeling that something more is happening to my body even though all my tests keep coming back normal and they keep saying if there is no visible swelling that they can see then there is no problem, even though I do get occasional joint swelling, redness, and heat when my joints ARE in pain. The typical fibro symptoms that bothered me in the beginning like widespread muscle pain are now taking a backseat to my severe joint pain. A specialist told me my joints were loose and said it was normal to be flexible when you are young and then get stiff as you get older and then pretty much sent me on my way. I have symptoms of many other autoimmune and chronic conditions that I suspect I may have as well, but every doctor I have seen just continues to attribute any and all symptoms to my fibro. To anyone who has been diagnosed with another condition after first being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, how did you get doctors to look further and take you seriously?

    • bre_bre_hxc

      658d

      I was 18 when I started experiencing symptoms. I was 28 when diagnosed. I saw doctor after doctor after doctor. Test after test and everything came back "normal". I will give you the same advice I kept giving myself, never give up and never stop showing up for yourself! One day, a doctor will take you seriously, at last, and you will feel an overwhelming sense of pride in yourself. Knowing you did every single thing you possibly could to be taken seriously. Best of luck hun, I'm cheering for you 💜

      • MystikMandy

        657d

        @bre_bre_hxc while I havent found a good Dr yet I did after years find a superb mental health provider and superb dentists and so I really think a superb Dr is out there

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