Getting a fibro diagnosis

Hi,How have any of you got a diagnosis? I THiNK I may have fibro,I have been to my gp at least 5 times in the last year with extreme fatigue,every bone and muscle in my body is screaming at me,I am either boiling hot or freezing cold and I require assistance getting out of bed or out of a chair! I have sharp shooting pains if a night time in my legs and feet and am stiff as a board for most of the day! My gp won't even entertain the idea of Fibro?!?!? X

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Hi Hun, my gp referred me to a rheumatologist and she diagnosed me. Can’t you see a different gp if this one isn’t supportive?

I hope you get support soon Hun. Take care, stay warm and gentle hugs xx

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I have another appointment today to see a different gp,I will insist that something more gets done as I can't go on like this! I'll mention a rheumatologist and see how I get on! Thanks lovely 😘xx

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That’s good to know Hun. Let us know how you get on. You certainly can’t go on like this and more importantly you shouldn’t have to.

Take care lovely xx

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Am gettin referred to a rheumatologist! 😊xx

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Me too

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Afternoon I'm really sorry to hear whats going on with you, I'm finding through being on our forum many people struggle to get a diagnosis , I too had the same problem for years not being listened too either, in spring of this year I changed my doctor but at same surgery he was so in touch and diagnosed me with pressure points test , checked bloods they were fine generally listened to what I said was going on it was like a huge weight actually being told. I see you are seeing someone different today so hoping that goes better for you. Just like to say welcome to the forum it might be helpful to lock your posts as generally gets more responses from members if posts are locked and not open to anyone out there on the internet here's the healthunlocked.com/fibromya... take care xxx

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Hi yasmintina,Thankyou for your support,I will keep returning to the gp until someone listens! Thankyou for welcoming me to the group also 😘xxx

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Your very welcome , good on you that's what I did, it will be great when I read your post to say you've got somewhere with diagnosis keep warm and take very good care xxx

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Finally the gp is going to refer me to a rheumatologist 😊xxx

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You do have to be persistent with the GP took me a year to get a referral xx

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Yea I've been back n forward so many times! I think to be honest the gp is finally fed up of seeing me 🤣🤣xx

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That’s what mine was look since diagnosed completely different now Is brilliant with me xx

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I think they think it's all in your head but he could visibly see today that I was in pain and not taking no for an answer xx

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Good for you Hun that’s what I was like. I was so unsure what was happening to me I took it for 9 months. Then one day I was like no more and let them have it a bit lol xx

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It doesn't help that I'm also suffering badly with reflux constantly so he got both barrels today lol 😂 xx

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I have that too hate it good for you Hun xx

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Fun this gettin old lark eh 🤣🤣xx

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No it’s not I feel 69 not 39 xxx

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Yea I'm feeling about 61 not 41 🤣xx

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Awww Hun it’s horriblr I used to be so fit and active now I’m like an old man xx

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I've never really been into fitness or anything like that but I would like to be able to get out of bed without looking like a granny lol xx

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Me too I got up this morning and my neck went pop xx

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Ouch!! Xx

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I know has affected me all day as because me neck hurts sitting different now my chest hurts xx

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It's horrible ain't it,my back is killing me xx

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It is Hun hate labels on clothes too and recently tight fitting stuff xx

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God aren't we whinging old buggers lol xx

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Yep lol I’m quite smiley though xx

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Oh absolutely so am I!! Xx

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Got to smile with fibromyalgia otherwise you would get so down xx

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You certainly would,I'm not even sure that I defo have it but I can't think of anything else that causes all the things I have! Xx

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I was like that had so many tests and everything was coming back negative then got referred to rheumatologist and she diagnosed me finally xx

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Hopefully that's what will happen with me! Work seem to think I'm just making it up I'm sure!! Xx

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You managing work Hun? Xx

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Yea I'm a carer aswell so it's really physical xx

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Fair play I have been off 14 months now after struggling for 5 years xx

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I'm sure it will get to that stage but all the time I can do it I will as I live my job xx

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Good Hun I feel like I need a carerer sum days lol xx

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Your wife probably feels like one if ur that bad lol xx

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Lol bless her feel sorry for her she has been very good xx

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They do suffer don't they the partners lol xx

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Yes does yours? X

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He does,I'm constantly nagging at him lol xx

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Lol mines the other way round I’m def the women in the relationship lol xx

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Hahahahahaha at least u admit it!! He takes no notice of me half the time lol so I'm just nagging to myself xx

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She ignores my nagging too lol xx

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Think they become immune to it after a while lol xx

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Yes or just ignore us lol xx

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Yea that happens most of the time actually lol 🤔🤔🤣xx

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Lol typical women lol xxx

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Oooo careful lol 😂 xx

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Lol I’m sorry 😂😂😂x

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Forgiven 🤣🤣🤣xx

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Thanks Hun phew xx

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🤣🤣lol xx

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U up to much? Xx

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No just trying to find something I haven't watched on Netflix lol you? Xx

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Watching James Bond I’m ITV 4 xx

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Can't stand James Bond films lol am watching bridesmaids xx

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Awww no don’t do it lol xx

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Hi, Could i ask how long it took for the rheumatologist to diagnose you? I have my first appointment next Monday!

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My first visit she diagnosed me and then released me back into the care of my GP x

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Thank you. Could I ask, how do I start a new question on my iPad?

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Go on the first tab and click question then you can post question or a post x

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Thank you, I’ve just made my first post

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Hydrotherapy helps

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Hydrotherapy helps

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I would like to bring out a clothing line for people with fibro made out of soft dressing gown material or terrytowelling which is soft but make the designs supportive of the frame but also stylish just a dream I have fibro but find most materials uncomfortable no elastic or zips

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What a great idea!!! X

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Thank you I have nice clothes but live in my soft fleece pjs so I thought if I could use the soft material and make day clothes I would be comfortable and stylish women would love the soft and sweat absorbant terrytowelling bra and undies without elastic and contoured cup support of a double layer of terrytowelling to lift and support Brest tissue without any constricted wires or elastic the straps could cross over the back as a y shape for back support I'm always trying to think of ideas to reduce pain

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I had foot surgery and surgeon referred me to a rheumatologist to see if I had rheumatoid arthritis but after tests I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia ask to be referred to a specialist of your doctor won’t acknowledge your condition you are entitled to seek a second opinion

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I really hope you get a better outcome from this G.P. if need be, be forcefull. Good luck.

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