After suffering with constant, everyday pain all over my body for about 6 years, I was referred to a Neurologist that diagnosed me with Fibro. The problem I had with the diagnosis is that from what I understood of Fibro, I will have good and bad days, and I should have some pressure points that are tender. I can honestly say, I never have a completely good day, as the pain is always there, but with my meds I… read more
I too do not have "pressure points". But --- I do have constant pain and have had since 1975. This makes a diagnosis very difficult unless you are lucky to find a doctor who understands fibro. It's not a cookie cutter disease.............. Each and every "body" is unique and what one person feels another may not. I have made it a point to research fibro and it amazes me how many symptoms and conditions can be traced back to fibro AND to many other diseases. Very confusing...no straight lines. Arm yourself with knowledge. I am hoping you have a good day. ((HUGS))
I found this article a couple days ago. It may be helpful.
DebbieJonson that's very true. I guess we all have lots of things in common, but we all have differences too. Thanks for the reminder :) It makes me feel better to know that I'm not just misdiagnosed, because I definitely feel the pain and everything else that goes along with Fibro, just not the pressure points.
The newest guidelines for diagnosing fibro ignore the tender points and simply require pain in all four quadrents of the body- though it still typically localizes to the tender point areas.
@A MyFibroTeam Member. Thank you for that link. That explains about the medications that work for me when other people are saying drs say narcotics are not effective for fibro. @A MyFibroTeam Member, I don't understand about the dr not checking your pressure points for fibro but everyone is different.