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Are There Any Other Common Or Not So Common Conditions That Comes Along With Fibro?

Are There Any Other Common Or Not So Common Conditions That Comes Along With Fibro?

I am in the process of ruling out an underlaying medical condition.

I was diagnosed with OA and DDD at the age of 18, and I have a hard time believing this is a primary diagnosis-especially since it's from the same doctors telling me "fibro is all in your head."

What has been your process with getting diagnosed?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Since it is your brain sending wrong signals to the nerves leading to your muscles...it is in your head LOL. I know what you mean though. It is also a gut disease so you can get IBS or IBS-D. You can have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) You need a doctor that understands this is real, then you will need a specialist as it progresses. That is a Rheumatologist.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

DDD= degenerative disc disease @A MyFibroTeam Member

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Me Too! ☹

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have no idea what DDD is. But any doctor saying fibromyalgia is in your head needs to go back to medical school. Over 20+ years ago a neurologist did the trigger point test on me. He pushed on 18 pressure points located all over my body. I had more than 11 painful ones, so he told me I had fibromyalgia and that there wasn't any cure. I went looking for treatments, got diagnosed two more times, then eventually my pcp put me on Lyrica when that came out.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Go to a Rheumatologist, mine x ray my knees and gave me a blood test to rule out everything else first.

posted over 2 years ago
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