Had anyone had this "FM/a" blood test?
If so, did it actually work?
I have read about this test as well, and I want to ask my dr about it ar my next appointment. I'm thinking of trying to get disability, and having a positive blood test would probably help convince people, especially as I have two "specialists" reports in my medical file saying they don't believe in fibro, and basically there's nothing wrong with me.
I'm not sure if this test is available yet here in Canada, and if it was, I may have to pay for it myself. Depending on much it was- money is tight since I can't work anymore- it would be so worth it to have absolute proof.
I think if there was a definitive blood test to prove that fibromyalgia was in fact real and measurable, it would give validation to the FM population that this isn't a made up condition. . Being validated by a test would bring peace of mind. It may not change the course of treatment but having a tangible test result may lead to more research, more sympathy from physicians ( the ones who think this is all in our heads ), and perhaps more understanding from our families and employers who think we're just lazy. Unfortunately, I don't think there is such a test yet.
Cymbalta n others were no help for me. Am currently trying Brintellex. New med, so price is high. 7 yrs before it'll drop. Grrr . . . :0
It'll be 4 months for it to be in full effect-
before I'll know if it'll work tho.
Hello, the doctors I've seen all think I'm lying to them because I don't have any "trigger/tender points". I have a lengthy list of all other FM symptoms and I recently lost my job because of fibro-fog. Just couldn't keep up any longer. I was hoping for something objective to offer the medical professionals to prove I'm not just a hypochondriac. I've been reading about growing skepticism of using the "points" for FM diagnosis. I'm too young and too poor to retire so I need to work. To be honest, I don't believe there is a "pathway to recovery". I've tried all the standard medications, acupuncture, supplements, epsom salt baths, etc without much success. At this point I would settle for opioids and stimulants to keep me going until I just drop dead (FYI - I've never been prescribed either one). At least my wife could collect some life insurance that way.