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Re: Fibromyalgia (?)

Posted by zatar on March 29, 2008, at 0:46:46

In reply to Fibromyalgia (?), posted by Quintal on March 26, 2008, at 15:43:59

Fibromyalgia is real, but other conditions should be ruled out (eg. Lyme disease, Lupus, MS, hypothyroidism, Addison's disease, etc etc). If you've had a very thorough workup, then you might have Fibromyalgia. After seeing many doctors, including some renowned specialists in FMS/CFS, I found I do have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but I believe ultimately FMS/CFS will turn out to have different profiles in different people (genetic or environmental differences).

Lyrica did little to help me and I've heard from several FMS doctors that it isn't the godsend everyone hoped it would be. Some ARE helped, and that is great, but others are not. Same for Cymbalta.

I hope you are that lucky person who finds a doctor who can go the distance with you to determine what is going on. It's not easy and there are no quick fixes, but you can improve your quality of life with lifestyle changes (think pacing), dietary changes, and medication.

Good luck.





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