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Old 04-28-2011, 07:12 AM
SpringOwl SpringOwl is offline
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Fibromyalgia or Spasticity

During my quest for answers, I saw several doctors over the past five or six years. I have had pain all over my body since the year 2000. It hurts if you touch me anywhere.

I do not suffer from fatigue. Only fatigued it I have not slept and I do have insomnia. I cannot sleep unless medicated.

Anyhoo.... At one point I went to a Rhuematologist and he said I had Fibromyalgia and gave me Flexeril.

The doctor never touched me. Never looked for a trigger point.

Jump to 2008 when my spacticity became really bad. I did not know what spasticity was then but I was always stiff and sore. I found out I had a neurological problem and now I wonder if my soreness to the touch has just been spasticity this whole time and wonder if I should bother going to see another Rheumatologist. My treatment would essentially be the same and I do not suffer from debilitating fatigue or burning sensations. I just have muscle pain everywhere. I hurt to be touched.

All those years and no one could understand is so sad. Even my best friend who is a nurse does not believe in Fibromyalgia and I think just one day in a suffering person's shoes would change a lot of minds.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:04 PM
nana-anne nana-anne is offline
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My 21 year old son has fibromyalgia and spasticity along with several neurological symptoms, in fact they just checked him for MS but he didn't have any lesions.

He goes to a neurologist who understands fibromyalgia and the new research they are doing on it.

If you go to the Fibromyalgia Network website, they have a list of recommended doctors in different states and cities in the US who are supposed to work well with fibromyalgia patients.

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