I was just wondering if anyone could give me some information on how they were initially diagnosed with Fibro. I am a 32 year old woman and believe that I have Fibro. I've had blood work and tests to determine why I feel the way that I do and have had no luck determining what it is. My mother has Fibro and she believes this could be my ailment as well, based on my symptoms. Just hoping to get a bit of feedback in order to try and figure out why I feel the way that I do. What were your first… read more
I asked my Dr to run RA and ANA levels because my muscles and joints felt swollen stiff and painful. The RA came back negative and the ANA came back elevated so I was sent to a specialist who said the ANA was a false positive and after probing all the painful trigger sites, he diagnosed me with Fibro. That was in 2016 and today I would say the symptoms have increased and become more painful.
My doctor did a couple of MRIs, several blood tests, full body exam and I'm probably forgetting things (forgetfulness being a major symptom of mine) Once she diagnosed me, she also sent me to a nuro and rheum doc for confirmation of the diagnosis of fibro. Both confirmed. I just turned 58 but have had daily symptoms for over 2 years. I stopped working in June 2017. Just could no longer handle the pain, aches, burning along with a work schedule. Applied for ssd. Its in reconsideration. Good luck to you. Push your doctors if need be. Its your health and your life.
Go to a Rheumatoligist she/he will give you an answer
I was diagnosed with Fibro after all the test and procedures came back normal. I had a PT tell me that I could have it because of the pain I was always in. I also got a genetic test done and found out that I have the defect that causes pain. It's pretty common with those who have fibro. My mom also has fibro but didn't get properly diagnosed until she realized she was experiencing the same things I was going through.
My Dr. did a pressure point test on different parts of my body. This was about 15 yrs ago and I had never heard of fibromyalgia. I was just in a lot of pain. If I felt pain in at least 12 of the 15 points it was diagnosed as fibromyalgia. I don't know if they do it the same way now.