When I was finally diagnosed which I don't believe was a proper diagnosis by a rheumatologist because he said if it's wide spread pain then if I WANT he will diagnose fibro ,he never checked trigger points or even examined me .
@A MyFibroTeam Member probably yes. I think I have 4 appointments in total with rhuematology.
@ Kagz, That's horrible. You would have thought they would have done tests to rule out RA, Lupus, thyroid etc... If they were any good they should have. I hope the pain management place does that for you. It's really a process of elimination as you know. I was fortunate because I had given up hope on finding a cause, and he diagnosed me when I was just visiting him for an arthritis update.
My doctor tested my trigger points and also did bloodwork on me. I think it is very important that they do that because you might be taking a medicine they prescribe that you dont need.
Amzel the gp done a blood test which showed no RA so he just refered me to the rheumatologist ,but gp said it doesnt allways show on bloods,i told the rheumatologist this and he said dont no why your gp had said that lol,i had my thyroids taken out 12 yrs ago now so ano it's not that ,so think we're reaching the end point of elimination I hope,plus it was my gp that suggested fibro in the first place,its all frustrating really.