blood tests and fibromyalgia

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Just thought I would ask the question on blood tests and fibromyalgia,  what should we be looking for. What are we looking for or deficient in.

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    Hi, I never did blood tests for Fibro, I don't know that there are blood tests

    for it.  In 1999 an endo gave me the dix as I was trying to get thyroid help.  

    My belief is that a LOT of issues need to be addressed.....

    Thyroid

    Magnesium

    B12

    Adrenals

    Vit D3

    Cortisol  and all the regular labs MD's do, here in the U.S. anyway

    This MD that I saw for thyroid claims to be an FM expert and gets his patients on guaifensen (drug), I did not go with it.

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    The blood tests are normally to eliminate other illnesses. I was tested for thyroid and various types of arthritis. I had more tests but I didn't ask what they were as I was in a bad way at the time!
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    It's mainly a diagnosis by symptoms. But they can test for basic deficiencies like Joy mentioned to rule out other problems. They may check your Ig levels. But go to a rheumatologist. A regular GP won't know know WTF they're doing, usually. 
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      I saw my integrative MD yesterday for my annual check with her and labs she does once a year....she's impressed with my supplements I take and I reminded her 19 yrs on grape seed extract.....

      We talked about doing another mineral panel and I had one in 2005 and had some low minerals which I've been "kinda" working on but I declined as it's out of pocket to a tune of about $150....

      Minerals are critical for all health....I told her I take 1500mg magnesium thru the day anda she said "good for  you"....

      I've never gone to a so called FM doc.....rheumy can help but a good integrative or naturopath is your best bets....

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      That sounds awesome. Those aren't so many docs like that in my area anyway. Naturopath is always nest, I think.

      But in the US we are stuck in the MEDICAL system. I learned to rely on doctors for diagnostics and some treatments or meds, but go the natural route when I can for treatment.

      I say go to a Rheumatologist because fibro is still not taken seriously by many people and especially if not diagnosed by a specialist. For, say, federal aid or disability, work release purposes.

      Joy, have you tried Bioplasma or Concentrace ionic  liquid or tablet minerals?

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    Hello Graham,

    As many people have said on here, the doc does blood tests to eliminate other conditions, and I have had a whole host of these. He also did one for vit D deficiency which many people with Fibro seem to have. So maybe this is the one to ask for.

    Take care, Anne

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