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Is it Fibro ?

Hi, I'm struggling at the minute but not sure the cause of the pain, is it Fibro. ?

I have autoimmune illness, thyroid psoriasis etc. My doctors has never confirmed if I have fibro., just nods his head and hands out pills

Pain seems to move around my body, the other week one foot was very painful another week my wrists.

My main pain is in my shoulders, been like it for years off and on. I had physio last year when the pain sent the muscles into spasm. The pain is always there, my bra strap causes pressure though loose. During the last week the pain in my shoulder has got bad again, like someone standing on my shoulders. The pain creeping into my neck head, ear and face. One eye feels as if it is closing. I don't want to be touched, no massage or anything. Help please.

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HI beaton sending you a few links on which hopefully help

I'm so sorry to hear that you are having such a bad time and the pain is intense I do hope you get some pain free time to rest up. Please do check out the pinned posts on the home page and the mother site to.

As I am not a professional and you have other conditions I think it is better for you to get professional support. As they can help to decide on your next steps and hopefully give you some pointers.

Good luck my friend

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Thank you Creativness, will look at the links. x


Hello beaton

Welcome to our lovely Fibro forum :)

If you take a look at our mother site you will find lots of info regarding Fibro, which you may find useful

Unfortunately it can take many years to get a definitive diagnosis of Fibromyalgia due to the fact that the symptoms are very similar to other conditions such as Lupus, Lyme Disease and MS.

Do you know if your GP has done any blood tests at all to rule these conditions out of the picture?

It is very important that this is done first.

Secondly, it may be a good idea to ask your GP to refer you to a Rheumatologist. They are the Consultants that tend to diagnose Fibro, although increasingly Neurologists are now starting to diagnose it too.

I really do feel your frustration. However I am not a medical professional and therefore it would not be my place to say whether you actually have Fibro or not.

I am so sorry I cannot be of much further help than this at this stage, but please do come back to us and let us know how you get on with your GP.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

Lu x


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Thank you Lu. x

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You're very welcome :) I just wish there was more that I could do to help you.

Researching Fibro may be a good idea, which you could then present to your GP?

If your GP is not being helpful, it may be a good idea to change GP or even surgeries.

Take care of yourself

Lu xx


Hello and welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can find advice, support, help, understanding and friendship.

It certainly sounds that your symptoms could be fibro but I am not medically qualified so could not give you a diagnosis. I suggest you read up as much information about it, but also the other conditions it mimics like Lupus.

I would also ask your GP for blood tests to eliminate autoimmune conditions, and Lyme Disease. Fibro tends to be the default condition when all others have been eliminated.

Our mother site is useful for information as is the NHS site

I wish you luck and hope you find answers to your pain very soon.

Looking forward to seeing you around the forum.



Thanks Kay. x


Beaton have you hot sclermaroderma also auto immune made me wonder.?


Hi Joan, don't think so. x


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