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Jan. 23rd, 2010 @ 06:15 am Summary of tests so far
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From:pathia
Date:January 23rd, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Aye, the problem with that diagnosis is that it involves/requires spinal pain, I don't have that, though I do get alot of migraines.
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From:mmsword
Date:January 23rd, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Well, one of the issues is that the diagnosis of FM is kinda nebulous and ill defined. I've seen some doctors just go "OK, we've done every test under the sun and you still have pain? FM, have some Kytil."
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From:mmsword
Date:January 23rd, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
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That does actually make me wonder what the numbers are. I'd figure the drug-seekers would be less because frankly, it's not really an effective strategy at getting opiates: Most doctors that are willing to work with a FM diagnosis ( which isn't guaranteed and thus the first hurdle to doctor shopping) , they don't prescribe opiates because as you noted, opiates aren't effective against this sort of pain.
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From:phoenixtril
Date:January 24th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
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My mother has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and she doesn't routinely suffer from back pain.
She does however get massive migraines, and joint pain elsewhere in her body. Increasingly, your case seems very similar to that of my mum's.
Paradoxically, her blood tests consistently show negative factors for arthritis and other related conditions, despite the obvious fact that she has them. She has to take narcotics to deal with the pain.