how to get diagnosis?

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Ive had a constant headache and neckache for nearly 4 years. Have been to hosp and had xrays/mri/spect scan but still no help.they seem mire concerned with the weakness in my right hand/arm.

It all started 4 years ago. Also im constantly tired and now have an intolerence to alcohol(previously was party girl and drank my body weight!)

Have had previous back and knee surgery but told unrelated.

4 years of constant head in a vice and a rigormortis neck is driving me insane!

It was my boyfriend who found out about fibromyalgia and so far only 1 healthcare prof has said is poss.no one else listens or they say its too hard to diagnose. Any ideas?

it controls my life(have tried all alternative medicines)

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    if it is fibro than surgery you had is related surgery is truma to the body

    lets face it you wouldnt want it done while a wake would we .

    i started going down hill after a hyesterctomy it took 6 years to get diognosed and even then the meds arent from what iv heard much use . 

    i doubt if you have tried all alternative medincine as iv tried tons of stuff and i know theres more out there. 

    have you had a chriropractor have a look at you they might be able to help .with your neck .

    there is a pain point chart on the net for fibro diognoses if you have most or all of them you defo have it ,  

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    Someone on another post about fibro posted an article about research into better ways of diagnosing it, hopefully eventually finding a way of using a blood test.  they are sample testing sets of twins, one which does and one which doesnt have pain syndrome symptoms.  one thing they did say is that fibro is usually only considered as a diagnosis if the whole body is affected, not just say one arm or one shoulder etc., which are usually signs of something more specific, like trapped nerve or a variety of other causes.  do look online to check your symptoms on the pain point analysis charts.  fibro has no cure, many other causes of localised specific pain syndromes DO have cures so its to your benefit if you find a realistic alternative reason for your very specific symptoms.
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    Hi Beth,

    I jusft wrote this to someone else, but it may interest you - regarding people that specialise in Fibromyalgia.

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    Your arm locking sounds like "Rheumatoid Arthritis" which could be related to "Fibromyalgia Syndrome", and is normally diagnosed by a Consultant Rheumatologist or a Consultant Neurologist. Some hospitals do have "Consultant Fibromyalgists", but finding them in the UK is rare.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis would be normal in a middle-aged person, but if you suffer from "Fibromyalgia" then it is more likely linked. All I have done is looked at your messages and noticed from a certain perspective, the symptoms do point that way.

    If your doctor said it wasn't anything to worry about then get a second opinion from another doctor , or change doctors and get a second opinion. Even GP's know very little about Fibromyalgia, so it is best to get referred.

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    Regards,

    Les.

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      r/a is a strange one les ,my gran had it all her life her joints became very bad over the years ,my eldest daughter got diognosed at 27 .

      and i was about 45/6 when i was diognosed with fibro .

      ihave to go to the hospital for a medical for my benefit next friday dreading it . as they have been turning people with terminal cancer i feel is it really worth trying. but if you dont then they win by default .

      its all so unfair a system put in place to protect the sick and injured

      now being run by a buisness to make profit , how this fair ?

       

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      Hi Tis,

      What you want is to go to the assessment with a positive attitude, if I had known I would said request a home assessment - that way they see you in your own environment and how you deal with obstacles.

      Remember ATOS Health Assessors are really no one that knows your body more than you, they haven't experienced what you have and do not even have the qualifications of a G.P.  ATOS Health Assessors are either ex-paramedics that were bought off the NHS by ATOS, and offered an easy 9-5pm job and £30k, whereas a standard paramedic is on roughly £23-£24k. A paramedic doesn't know all the disorders caused by your disability, they only have one diploma behind them. Or it could be worse ATOS went as low as emplying nurses, physiotherapists and even nobodys without qualifications in Jobcentres!

      The reason why you see many people getting put on lists that are terminally ill is because the data that is made during your assessment is changed by the DWP. This is why many people are fighting the DWP back by recording their assessments - then if they get a letter stating everything was very different, people are then phoning the DWP and stating that the letter you sent me saying I had no points and other details were all wrong - I can prove it, I recorded the whole assessment. This guarantees they look at your assessment again and this time they turn the award in your favor. Yes, that's what it's come down to these days.

      Hope that helps..

      Regards,

      Les.

      Regards,

      Les.

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      its at 10.05 in the morning so i will be half dead any way 

      as i shall have to get up about 6.30 to even be able to move or focus my eyes.

      so i wont have to act like a zombie i will be one .

       

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      Well, I will wish you well Tis! Remember, they know bugger all about your symptoms.. your chance to teach them. No GP knows evrything, so an Health Assessor will no nothing hardly... The highest they do go to is a doctor, but not a General Practioner Doctor (that takes 10 years of training!) and they would not work for ATOS for £30,000 a year!! Perhaps, if ATOS added another £100,000 a year they might attract one or two... but it wouldn't pay them.
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