Confirmation of diagnosis

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Hi! My gp has said that I may have fibromyalgia after years of just saying that it was all due to depression.I was referred to a rheumatologist at the beginning of the year but missed the appointment due to an emergency spell in hospital.All I got was a letter saying that they would not sent me another appointment.I have not persued this but recently have had some bad flare ups.I feel that I need proper confirmation of my gp's diagnosis so that I can get on some form of effective treatment.At the moment all I have is naproxen and paracetamol.The more I learn about fibro the more a lot of things, that I have suffered with for years,are finally falling into place.I had begun to think that I really was losing my mind!But I need confirmation that my gp's diagnosis is correct.Who should I be referred to?

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    Hi Susan. My GP referred me to a rheumatologist beceause they thought I had   lupus ( SLE) as one of my test results pointed that way . But after an appointment with a rheumatologist she told me it was not lupus and to be very glad it wasn't! I was glad but I came away that day with no diagnosis except I was depressed and to take up a hobby!! She very kindly (I am being sarcastic here) referred me to pain clinic where the consultant there after a few questions and examination told me it was fibro.He put me on pregabalin and amitryptiline and I was already on eight co-codomol a day so between them all I can now live a fairly normal life. Keep going back to GP and ask about a pain clinic. Good luck. Let us know how you get on. x
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      Thanks sorelin.I have already had tests to exclude lupus and hypothyroidism.I have an appointment to see my GP this Friday and I am going to discuss a referral with him.
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