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Aug 20, 2015 12:26 AM

Getting blood tests and X-rays , seeing a rheumatologist

Aug 20, 2015 1:19 AM

ntb, I hope that when you go to the doctor and have these tests done, they are able to give you a diagnosis and help you with whatever pain you may be experiencing. Don't be surprised, however, if your xrays come back normal. Mine did for a very long time and I was in horrible pain and the MRI came back normal too. Finally, I found a doctor who did my xrays in a standing position with me holding weights in each hand. It was then that they saw my left shoulder drastically hanging down and that the right one was in the correct position. I wish you all the very best of luck. Keep us posted as to what happens when you get your results.

Aug 20, 2015 8:09 AM

Alwayz, I've not heard of any doctor doing that. I've had X-rays done with no result but always feel like they're missing something. Getting that across to them seems almost impossible though!
Ntb, good luck with your tests. I do hope they can find the cause for your pain etc and can help to ease this for you.

Aug 20, 2015 9:04 AM

PBJ, That was the first time ever I had an X-ray like that and haven't had one like that since. It's very hard to get doctors to listen for some reason. I find this to be so disheartening because they only allow themsves 10-15 minutes with a patient (because of the way the health insurance companies pay them) and they don't pay a whole lot of attention. When I see a doctor isn't listening to me, I say it to them. I hope they can find out what the problem is that is causing you such pain. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 20, 2015 10:31 AM

Thank you everyone for the kind words. What do we do when we can't work? Because of pain.
I can't call in sick all of the time !

Aug 20, 2015 10:40 AM

Ntb, I'm sorry you're in pain. Fibro can surely suck the life right out of me some days. Often times xrays, CT scans, Myelograms show nothing. It took me three years to convince doctors they were missing something and it wasn't just fibro. This year, under a rheumatologist and endocrinologist, I've been diagnosed with Sjogrens and hypothyroidism. I'm now on Plaquenil and feel much better than I did. I'm also under a pain specialist & psych doc (depression is a given with fibro). Since you're new to fibro, check out www.fmnetnews.com & www.butyoudontlooksick.com & www.living-smater-with-fibromyalgia.com. Read the "spoon theory" on the 2nd site. Praying your doc(s) will find the right treatment to help you. 🙏🌼

Aug 20, 2015 2:03 PM

ntb, I have not been able to work for almost 10 years now because of the horrendous pain and other issues such as anxiety and depression which have increased over the years because of the pain. It is VERY difficult to make ends meet because disability pays very little and as you can see by several open threads, it's VERY difficult to even get approved. I find that a horrible shame because all of your working life you're forced to pay into social security and so is your employer. When the time comes that you are either to sick or just physically or mentally no longer able to work, they don't want to provide you with your own money that you paid out over your working years. I am lucky that my parents are still alive and I live upstairs in their house. I take them where they need to go, pay a good sum for rent and do whatever they need done that they can't do themselves. It actually is a blessing in both directions so we help each other our. I cod never afford an apartment myself and I wouldn't want to burden a roommate with the problems that I have. I ready feel like I'm a burden to my fame. I hope you are able to get what you need to help you feel better so you can work for as long as you possibly can. I wish you the best of luck. 🙏🏻🌻

Aug 20, 2015 6:47 PM

Does anyone ever feel like when you tell your dr about your symptoms that they think your just after drugs that theres no way you could be in that much pain ?

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