I haven’t been diagnosed yet because I seem to get doctors that won’t listen to me. I was in a bad car accident almost 9 years ago and have been fighting pain all over my body since then. Some of it is my SI joints and right hip. But all of sudden I get these sharp pain in my bicep area on each arm. I have a bad neck, shoulder are always in pain. Can’t sleep because I’m in so much pain lately. So how do I approach my doctor? Thanks in advance for your help..
I told my one doctor I think I may have fibromialgia, she did a few "tender point" testing and sad no you don't. Another doctor (primary care) said; based on your long standing symptoms (over 6 years!) and previous lab, test, imaging results yes you have fibromialgia (also said tender points are no longer part of the diagnostic criteria for fibro). Then I visited a rheumatologist and did not mention what I think I may have, just told him about my symptoms and showed him my extensive medical records. In 5 minutes I was diagnosed by him too. He had seen many patients like me, there was no doubt in his mind, was very compassionate and knowledgeable and just kind of the "matter of fact" . It was incredibly comforting (even though it is not curable) to find out from an expert that "I am for real" : )
Yes you can definitely develop fibro after any kind of trauma
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Might be better if you ask your Doctor for a referral to a Specialist such as a Orthopaedic Surgeon in regards to your spine and neck and shoulder pain.
If the Orthopaedic Surgeon thinks that this is Fibromyalgia related he should refer you to a Rheumatologist.
One step at a Time best to get things checked out properly especially in regards to your spine.
Hopefully your Doctor can help you out with a referral but he might need to do further testing such as a MRI scan, or X-rays.
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Ask for the test to be done again with your arms but with a different doctor that's your right
My medical doctor sent me to a neurologist and had nerve testing done on my muscles to determine if I had any nerve damage. This is where they stick needles into your muscles and hook you up to a electronic computer machine and stick a needle in your muscle and get a electrical print out.