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Aug 11, 2014 10:06 AM

I can't figure my doctor out. He ran blood tests to rule out different things then said I have chronic pain syndrome. He refered me to pain management but said it wouldn't help much because all they would do is put me on antidepressants, which I'm already on, and give me stretching exercises. I asked about the fatigue I'm having and he said there's nothing he can do, I "might" have fibromyalgia but won't diagnose that officially. Upon the advice of my psychiatrist (chronic depression and anxiety), I asked for a referral to rheumatology, he refuses. I'm a massage therapist and the pain and fatigue are getting so bad that I had to drastically cut back the amount of massages I can do in a week. I'm not sure where to go from here.

Aug 16, 2014 12:30 AM

call your insurance company and ask to have referral for second opinion. also pain management can sometimes do better exam. they were the first people who ever helped diagnose me. also try to get a new PCP that is a Doctor of Osteopathy. they specialize in whole body and are more helpful to get referrals. I just kept calling insurance and saying I need new PCP and then they give you some names. hope that helps! :)

Aug 16, 2014 1:37 AM

take some paimkillers?

Aug 16, 2014 7:55 AM

I've also have the issues , And with painkillers the price of becoming addicted is to high for me. and when I do the painkillers it only mask the problem , I over do work myself become the pain is masked, I end up hurting worse then before I took it. I'm gonna try what LouiseC303 suggested. I also talk to a doctor who said that some Doctors do not think fibro. is real and that it was in the mind. I have went to the pain Doctor, and he did not help.

Feb 26, 2015 8:47 PM

With Zero's comment they must be a Dr. lmao

Feb 26, 2015 9:49 PM

I've had a similar experience. I asked to see a different doctor who thought I should see rheumatology right away. In the end I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, while the first doctor I saw thought it couldn't have even been an option. Good luck to tou

Feb 28, 2015 3:13 AM

Try acupuncture maybe I have heard it helps some people

Mar 02, 2015 9:37 PM

Unfortunately many medical journals and studies say that dobro is "real". That it more because of our lifestyles and aging, eating habits etc. The only end I See you soon! To this conundrum is for them to figure out what exactly it is or caused by. Many specialists think the diagnosis is too broad like chronic pain syndrome without a specific issue causing it. I'm sorry for your issues, the best bet is a pain specialist or rheumatologist. Even many DO's don't believe in fibro. I highly recommend acupuncture. I'm not a "earthy" person so this is odd for me but it has worked for so many. You have to keep with it though not just once. Many insurances cover it now and with no side effects or contraindications with medications its a safe and easy choice.

Mar 02, 2015 9:38 PM

In the first sentence I missed the typo. Dobro is supposed to be fibro!! Ugg, sorry

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