New to Fibromyalgia

Hi I am new to this post. Been to my GP with symptoms of extreme fatigue, widespread pain, brainfog, blurred vision in right eye. All blood tests for RA lupus etc came back clear. Have self diagnosed myself with Fibromyalgia as doctor has given me celebrex and still have symptoms. I do believe that my problem is due to a nerve problem and not a rheumatic problem. Would appreciate any comments or advice. I am also very emotional at the moment. Just a bit fed up with myself.

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  • Alykat,

    As far as I am concerned fibro is a nerve problem.

    A nerve that feeds the muscles problem and a bit more besides.


  • I am sure you are right...with all the new research going on it seems that way. Did your Dr. agree with you? If he did has he given you anything for the pain? I think you will find lots of useful stuff on here as you get to know the site more...Gentle hug x

  • Hay alykat57

    Welcome to the mad and weird world of Fibroland. Here you will find lots of help, suggestions, support, care and love, oh, and a few games and the odd bit of banter. You will find lots of suggestions for self help with symptoms, with over 24,000 of us now on this site, we are gain from others experiences.

    Hayesider xx 🤗

  • Thank you for the welcome. I am a Scot, but have lived in Australia for more than 30 yrs now. Just wanted to say I love your profile picture. One of my favourite animals. Would love to have one, but can only manage an Irish Wolfhound at the moment.

  • Hi there and welcome to our friendly site, I'm sure you'll find lots of help and info here, a lot of us have had to diagnose ourselves unfortunately after all other problems have been explored , have you been referred to a rheumatologist, they usually confirm if it's fybro or not, hope you get some answers soon, take care

    We have others on the site who live in Australia though I don't know which part

  • Welcome to the site. Have a look at our mother site Fibromyalgia Action UK as it will list the most common symptoms of fibro, meds that might be useful and also alternative treatments such as acupuncture and hydrotherapy. The trouble with fibro is that it can mimic other illnesses and there are alot of cross over of symptoms with things like ME etc so often it is only by a process of elimination of other illnesses through blood tests that we get our final diagnosis.x

  • Hi alykat57 welcome to the forum 😀 im sure you will come to live it as we all do.

    im sorry you are feeling so unwell at the moment and do hope you get some help if you have Fibro, it does sound like you have the symptoms but just because your blood tests are negative doesn't neccessarally always show up certain things. I was diagnosed many many yrs ago with Polymyagia but then got also diagnosed with Fibro.

    A lot of people with fibro do also suffer with neuropathy, nerve pain & there are a few different medications that you can try, so do go back to GP & if you have severe pain your doctor can give you something to help.

    In the meantime my friend, have you been on the mother site ? This is where you will get lots of information about fibro & lots of other useful links. I am on train right at this minute but i will try get link & post back here for you. If services goes i will do when i am in doors.

    Peace, luv n light

    Jan 😀x

  • Hi alykat57

    Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have pasted you a link below to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with getting a diagnosis one way or the other.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


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